Waste and recycling collection dates

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Dear Islington 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

FOIA, Islington Borough Council

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From: Matt Kane [mailto:[FOI #418818 email]]
Sent: 17 July 2017 11:17
To: FOIA <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Waste and recycling collection
dates

 

Dear Islington 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
[1]https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/about/n...
for details.
For an example of a suitable spreadsheet, see here:
[2]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:
[3]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

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Weekes, Christine, Islington Borough Council

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Dear Matt Kane,

 

Please find attached the response to questions 1 to 4 of your Freedom Of
Information Request reference 493232

 

I will get back to you in a few days regarding your request to ‘Please
also treat this as a request for re-use of the dataset under RPSI’

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Christine Weekes

Technical Officer

Islington Council

 

Islington Public Realm

Greenspace and Business Service

PO Box 2025

PERSHORE, WR10 9BU

[mobile number]

[1][email address

[2]www.islington.gov.uk  

Alternative contact: Joe Turner, Principal Technical Officer,
[3][email address],  07584 370705

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Matt Kane,

 

Regarding my email below about your request for re-use of the dataset
under RPSI.

 

You are free to use the information provided for your own purposes,
including any non-commercial research you are doing. Any other re-use, for
example commercial publication, requires the permission of the copyright
holder.  Detailed advice about the Reuse of Public Sector Information
Regulations (PSI) 2005 is available from the Office of Public Sector
Information at: [1]http://www.opsi.gov.uk/advice/index.htm.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Christine Weekes

Technical Officer

Islington Council

 

Islington Public Realm

Greenspace and Business Service

PO Box 2025

PERSHORE, WR10 9BU

[mobile number]

[2][email address

[3]www.islington.gov.uk  

Alternative contact: Joe Turner, Principal Technical Officer,
[4][email address],  07584 370705

 

 

From: Weekes, Christine
Sent: 14 August 2017 19:46
To: [FOI #418818 email]
Cc: FOIA <[email address]>; Public Realm
<[email address]>
Subject: Freedom Of Information Request 493232 / IDPR50254

 

Dear Matt Kane,

 

Please find attached the response to questions 1 to 4 of your Freedom Of
Information Request reference 493232

 

I will get back to you in a few days regarding your request to ‘Please
also treat this as a request for re-use of the dataset under RPSI’

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Christine Weekes

Technical Officer

Islington Council

 

Islington Public Realm

Greenspace and Business Service

PO Box 2025

PERSHORE, WR10 9BU

[mobile number]

[5][email address

[6]www.islington.gov.uk  

Alternative contact: Joe Turner, Principal Technical Officer,
[7][email address],  07584 370705

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello,
Thanks for the reply. I understand that "Any other re-use, for example commercial publication, requires the permission of the copyright holder". That's the permission I was asking for. I want to transform the data into a common format, assemble it with data from other authorities, and release it as open data and with a free API. For that I need you to release the authority-owned dataset with an open licence, preferably the Open Government Licence. The RPSI regulations state that it should be released under the most open licence possible. Will you release it under the OGL?
Thanks,

Matt

Public Realm, Islington Borough Council

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Dear Matt Kane,

 

I have referred your RPSI enquiry to the council’s freedom of information
team and respectfully stand corrected.

 

They have confirmed the datasets provided in relation to this information
request may be re-used.

 

I apologise for not confirming this in the first instance.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Christine Weekes

Technical Officer

Islington Council

 

Islington Public Realm

Greenspace and Business Service

PO Box 2025

PERSHORE, WR10 9BU

[mobile number]

[1][email address

[2]www.islington.gov.uk  

Alternative contact: Joe Turner, Principal Technical Officer,
[3][email address],  07584 370705

 

 

From: Matt Kane [mailto:[FOI #418818 email]]
Sent: 16 August 2017 16:26
To: Public Realm <[email address]>
Subject: Re: FW: Freedom Of Information Request 493232 / IDPR50254

 

Hello,
Thanks for the reply. I understand that "Any other re-use, for example
commercial publication, requires the permission of the copyright holder".
That's the permission I was asking for. I want to transform the data into
a common format, assemble it with data from other authorities, and release
it as open data and with a free API. For that I need you to release the
authority-owned dataset with an open licence, preferably the Open
Government Licence. The RPSI regulations state that it should be released
under the most open licence possible. Will you release it under the OGL?
Thanks,

Matt