Waste and recycling collection dates

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Dear Hounslow Borough Council,

Please provide the following data, under FOI:

1) Waste and recycling schedules for all properties, organised by address and postcode. Please include day of the week and collection frequency (weekly, fortnightly etc) for each service type. I request that all data is provided in CSV format, ideally with separate columns for the different parts of the address. A link to a web service does not meet my requirements, though the source data for a web service may. Please include the UPRN for each property if held. This is now permitted by the AddressBase licence. See https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/about/n... for details.
For an example of a suitable spreadsheet, see here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...
Variants are acceptable if they contain the requested data. Separate spreadsheets for each waste or recycling type are also fine.
2) For collections that are not weekly, details of how to work out which week a collection will be. For example, if a "Week 1/week 2" system is used, then please provide an example of a date in week 1 and a date in week 2. For example "2nd January 2017 was in Recycling Week 1"
3) Details of all alterations to regular schedules for bank holidays etc. Please provide this for all future dates in 2017 and 2018, if available. For example, see this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...
4) Details of any planned changes to these schedules.

Please also treat this as a request for re-use of the dataset under RPSI. Please can you grant permission for reuse, ideally under the Open Government Licence. My planned use is to transform the data into a standard format and aggregate it with the data from other authorities. I will then release it under an open licence to enable the development of useful services to encourage recycling, such as chatbots and voice tools to find upcoming recycling days.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Kane

Freedom of Information, Hounslow Borough Council

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Freedom of Information, Hounslow Borough Council

Dear Mr Kane,

Thank you for your email below which has been received by the Customer relations Team.

I have logged this under reference 29518 and will be passing it to the relevant section.

They should respond within 20 working days.

In the meantime, if you would like to contact us you may do so at [Hounslow Borough Council request email].

Kind regards,

Rapinder | Customer Relations Officer

Yellow Zone, Civic Centre
London Borough of Hounslow,
Tel: 020 8583 5211 | Email: [email address

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This request is now overdue. When can I expect a response?


Freedom of Information, Hounslow Borough Council

Hello Mr Kane

I am sorry for the delay in response to this FOI request and am raising the matter with the service team dealing and asking for an update/response to follow to be copied into the FOI email address.


Andrew Hodgkinson
Customer Relations Officer
Corporate Resources 0208 583 5197

It is now nearly two months since I made this request. Please can I have a response soon.


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