Waste and recycling collection dates

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Dear North Lincolnshire Council,

Please provide the following data, under FOI:

1) Waste and recycling schedules for all properties, organised by address and postcode. If the information is not kept at the level of individual properties, please provide the list at street level, ideally including the USRN. 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 confirm that 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

customerservice@northlincs.gov.uk, North Lincolnshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

I write to confirm receipt of your request for information under section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, which was received on the date shown below and is now being processed. Your request has been given the unique reference number as stated below and you should quote this reference number in all correspondence.

The twenty working day time limit for responding to your request has been activated from the day after the date your request was received. If we are unable to deal with your request within that time limit, you will be contacted to explain the reasons for the delay.

As part of our duty to advise and assist you with your request, should you have any further problems or queries, please use the below address or contact numbers, stating your name, address and reference number.

Local Link Office
Church Square House,
30-40 High Street,
Scunthorpe,
North Lincolnshire,
DN15 6NL

Telephone: 01724 296820
E-Mail: [email address]

Date Received: 24 Jul 2017

Name: Mr Matt Kane
Address: CIVIC CENTRE ASHBY ROAD SCUNTHORPE NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE DN16 1AB
Telephone Number:
Mobile Number:
E-Mail Address: [FOI #420711 email]

Reference Number: INF2831461

Details of Request:
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Waste and recycling collection dates

Dear North Lincolnshire Council,

Please provide the following data, under FOI:

1) Waste and recycling schedules for all properties, organised by address and postcode. If the information is not kept at the level of individual properties, please provide the list at street level, ideally including the USRN. 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 confirm that 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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Emily Ramsbottom, North Lincolnshire Council

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Dear Mr Kane,

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request to North
Lincolnshire Council.

 

In relation to this, please see the attached document.

 

Kind Regards

 

Emily Ramsbottom

Business Services

North Lincolnshire Council

Civic Centre

01724 296271

 

This e-mail expresses the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the view of the Council. Please be aware that anything included in an e-mail may have to be disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act and cannot be regarded as confidential. This communication is intended for the addressee(s) only. Please notify the sender if received in error. All Email is monitored and recorded.
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Dear North Lincolnshire Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of North Lincolnshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Waste and recycling collection dates'.

I believe section 21 has been incorrectly engaged. While the information for individual properties is available on the website, obtaining the full dataset would require me to make tens of thousands of searches. It would also require me to have the full list of addresses in the authority in order to make the search, which was not provided. For both of these reasons it cannot be claimed that the information is reasonably available, so section 21 should not be engaged.

I also believe that the authority is in breach of section 11 and section 11A FOIA, and the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations. The request was for a dataset, which means that the authority should have made the information available in an electronic form that is capable of re-use and released it under an open licence. A link to a web page is not capable of re-use.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...

Yours faithfully,

Matt Kane

customerservice@northlincs.gov.uk, North Lincolnshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

I write to confirm receipt of your request for information under section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, which was received on the date shown below and is now being processed. Your request has been given the unique reference number as stated below and you should quote this reference number in all correspondence.

The twenty working day time limit for responding to your request has been activated from the day after the date your request was received. If we are unable to deal with your request within that time limit, you will be contacted to explain the reasons for the delay.

As part of our duty to advise and assist you with your request, should you have any further problems or queries, please use the below address or contact numbers, stating your name, address and reference number.

Local Link Office
Church Square House,
30-40 High Street,
Scunthorpe,
North Lincolnshire,
DN15 6NL

Telephone: 01724 296820
E-Mail: [email address]

Date Received: 10 Aug 2017

Name: Mr Matt Kane
Address: CIVIC CENTRE ASHBY ROAD SCUNTHORPE NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE DN16 1AB
Telephone Number:
Mobile Number:
E-Mail Address: [FOI #420711 email]

Reference Number: INF2838618

Details of Request:
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Waste and recycling collection dates

Dear North Lincolnshire Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of North Lincolnshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Waste and recycling collection dates'.

I believe section 21 has been incorrectly engaged. While the information for individual properties is available on the website, obtaining the full dataset would require me to make tens of thousands of searches. It would also require me to have the full list of addresses in the authority in order to make the search, which was not provided. For both of these reasons it cannot be claimed that the information is reasonably available, so section 21 should not be engaged.

I also believe that the authority is in breach of section 11 and section 11A FOIA, and the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations. The request was for a dataset, which means that the authority should have made the information available in an electronic form that is capable of re-use and released it under an open licence. A link to a web page is not capable of re-use.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...

Yours faithfully,

Matt Kane

This e-mail expresses the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the view of the Council. Please be aware that anything included in an e-mail may have to be disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act and cannot be regarded as confidential. This communication is intended for the addressee(s) only. Please notify the sender if received in error. All Email is monitored and recorded.
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Phillipa Thornley,

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Dear Mr Kane

 

I am writing in relation to Freedom of Information Internal Review
COM2843340.  My investigation is now complete and the report attached. 
Also attached is the information you requested under Freedom of
Information.  I apologise for any inconvenience caused by the delay in
providing this information.

 

 

Regards

Phillipa Thornley

 

Phillipa Thornley

Principal Information Governance Officer

Northern Lincolnshire Business Connect

Hewson House, Brigg, DN20 8XB

Telephone (01724) 297000 - [1][email address]

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This e-mail expresses the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the view of the Council. Please be aware that anything included in an e-mail may have to be disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act and cannot be regarded as confidential. This communication is intended for the addressee(s) only. Please notify the sender if received in error. All Email is monitored and recorded.
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