Dear Newry, Mourne and Down District 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

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Dear Mr Kane

Thank you for your email dated 19 July 2017 and your request for
information therein.

You have requested from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
information in relation to Waste and Recycling Delivery Days.

I confirm your request will be processed as a request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Accordingly, you will receive the information you
have requested within 20 working days of the date of receipt of your
request by the Council unless the Council does not hold the information or
there is a reason to withhold all or part of the information requested.
 Council will write to you in any event.  

For further information in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 2000
I would refer you to the Information Commissioner's Office website,
www.ico.org.uk 

If you wish to discuss the above please do not hesitate to contact Patrick
Green, Head of Compliance, at [email address].

Kind Regards,

Patrick

Patrick Green
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Dear Mr Kane

I refer to the above and write further to my email dated 24 July 2017.

May I firstly apologise for the delay in processing your request to access
information.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you have requested information
in relation to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and waste/recycling
collection days.  I confirm your request has now been processed as a
request under the terms of the Act and, accordingly, please see Council's
response below.

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
[1]https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/about/n...
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.
Unfortunately Newry, Mourne and Down District Council does not hold the
waste and recycling collection schedule for all properties in the District
in a database / CSV format organised by address and postcode. Council does
hold waste and recycling collection schedules in a database broken down by
address and postcode for the Legacy Down District Council geographic area.
In respect of the Legacy Newry and Mourne District Council geographic area
and Ballyward area (formerly part of Legacy Banbridge District Council),
Council's waste and recycling collection schedule is held on a database
broken down by road or street name only.

Work is currently being carried out by Waste Services and Community
Planning sections to compile one waste and recycling collection schedule
database for all properties in the District, broken down by UPRN and full
postal address (including postcode). It is anticipated this work will be
completed by the end of this financial year.

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"

Please see response to Question 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...
Please see web-link to Council's bin collection information and calendar
webpage which contains details up to Easter 2018 in respect of bank
holiday arrangements.

[4]http://www.newrymournedown.org/bin-colle...

4) Details of any planned changes to these schedules.

There are currently no planned changes to the schedule.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require clarification on
any matter. May I once again apologise for the delay in processing your
request.

Unfortunately I could not be of more assistance in this matter. Should you
be unhappy with our response in this matter you may request an Internal
Review of our response and you can contact Mrs. Alison Robb, Assistant
Director of Administration ([email address]). In the event you
are unhappy with the outcome of any Internal Review conducted by the
Council you may apply to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a
review of our response. Please note that the ICO generally expects
Internal Reviews to be completed prior to reviewing the decisions of
public bodies.  For further information in relation to Freedom of
Information I would direct you to the website of the Information
Commissioner at: [5]www.ico.org.uk.

Kind Regards

Patrick

Patrick Green
Head of Compliance
Oifig Dhún Pádraig
Downpatrick Office
Downshire Civic Centre
Downshire Estate, Ardglass Road
Downpatrick, BT30 6GQ
Council: 0300 013 2233
Planning: 0300 200 7830

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