Waste and recycling delivery days

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Dear Midlothian 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. 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 schedules that are not weekly, details of how to work out which week a collection will fall. 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

Midlothian Council Enquiries, Midlothian Council

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Phil Riddell, Midlothian Council

Hi,

 

I am writing to let you know that due to the unusual nature of your
request I require more time to consider and obtain the information. I
would hope to have a reply to you no later than Friday 18^th August 2017.

 

Regards.

 

Phil Riddell

Waste Services Manager

Waste Management Services

[email address]

0131 561 5300

07798 680396

Phil Riddell, Midlothian Council

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Hi,

 

Please find Midlothian Councils response to your FOI.

 

Monday Week 1 is Monday 4 September 2017; Monday Week 2 is Monday 11
September 2017.

 

Garden waste runs to Friday 24 November 2017 (Week 1) and re-starts on
Monday 19 March 2018 (Week 2)

 

We have included UPRN references but not the individual addresses in
responding to this FOI request, on the basis of the exemption in section
21 of the FOI / section 25 of the FOISA.

 

We note a dialogue has started with Scotland’s Improvement Services and
the Scottish Information Commissioner who are seeking to understand your
intended re-use of addressing information and potential licensing options.
Therefore until this is clarified we are not in able to grant permission
to reuse or disclose this data at the present time.

 

Regards.

 

Phil Riddell

Waste Services Manager

Waste Management Services

[email address]

0131 561 5300

07798 680396

Hello Phil,
Thank you for the response. Have you now had a chance to clarify the position with Scotland’s Improvement Services and the Scottish Information Commissioner so you can grant permission to re-use the provided data?
Thank you.

Matt

Phil Riddell, Midlothian Council

Hi Matt,

I am now on holiday for a couple of weeks, just popped in to clear a few things up. On my return I will check and inform you of my findings.

Phil.

Phil Riddell
Waste Services Manager
Waste Management Services
[email address]

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