Dear Brent Borough Council,

Please confirm the current costs associated with the following waste disposal methods:

- recycling
- composting
- landfill

Please also indicate the component parts of the quoted costs (i.e. transport costs, tax, etc).

Yours faithfully,

Kenny Robson

Mark Fairchild, Brent Borough Council


Our Reference: 807810

Dear Mr. Robson

Thank you for your request for information received on 19 July 2011. We
aim to respond to your request within 20 working days. If for any reason
we are unable to meet this deadline we will keep you fully informed of the
reasons for this and let you know how long the delay will be. If there is
a fee to be paid before the information can be sent to you we will write
and tell you at the earliest opportunity what the fee will be.

Yours sincerely

Mark Fairchild,
Service Improvement Manager
Phone: 020 8937 5300
[email address]

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Dear Brent Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Brent Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Waste Disposal Costs...'.

This request is late.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

Kenny Robson

FOI, Brent Borough Council

Dear Mr Robson

I am sorry that we have not yet responded to the above referenced FOI request.

I have asked the department concerned if they are in a position to do so now.

Independently of this manager who is senior to the person dealing with the request and has not been involved in it will conduct an Internal Review into the delay. They will aim to respond within 20 working days of the date of your complaint, although the timescale can be extended to 40 working days if the issues are complicated.


Brent ITU

349-357 High Road

020 8937 1426

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Whyte, Chris, Brent Borough Council

Dear Mr Robson,


Brent’s disposal costs in 2011/12 are set out below. The total cost is
£9.779m. The fixed levy element is apportioned to all 6 boroughs that
comprise the West London Waste Authority on a population basis. The total
cost to all boroughs is £7.7m (the breakdown is et out in the last
table). Brent’s allocation is £1.294m


I hope this is helpful.




Chris Whyte,


Head of Recycling and Waste


Item Units Rate Latest
Disposal Costs      
Residual waste 58575 85.05 4,981,804
Energy from waste (part of residual) 4167 97.34 405,616
Residual waste sent to MRF 6000 85.00 510,000
Street Cleaning waste 5207 85.05 442,855
Central budget (fixed levy) 1 1,294,000 1,294,000
Green  waste (IVC) 12528 36.15 452,887
Food Waste (AD)   60.37 0
Dry Recycling 19871 35.00 695,468
Total Disposal Costs 106,349   9,779,630



Fixed Costs Levy 7,700


Employees 4,020

Premises 3,015

Transport 897

Supplies & Services 1,692

Support Services 213

Capital Financing Costs 764

HRRC Costs - Waste

Transport and Disposal 3,711

HRRC Costs - Landfill Tax 1,920

Trade Waste Income (1,280)

Agency Income (679)

Other Income (325)

Fixed Costs Element 13,950

Efficiency Savings Target (250)

Use of Balances (6,000)



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FOI, Brent Borough Council

Dear Mr Robson

I am writing to respond to the request for Internal Review you made on 10th September. I understand the substantive response was sent to you today under separate cover.

The Internal Review would normally be dealt with by a senior manager from the service concerned but this is not practical in this instance.

Your complaint is upheld. Your original request was submitted on 19th July 2011 and a response should have been sent to you by 16th August. The Council breached section 10 of the Act by failing to respond within the deadline. Please accept our apologies for this oversight. This was due to an administrative error that meant that the request was not referred to the service unit concerned. This may have been associated with a service re-structure which has since been completed along with new structures for dealing with FOI requests.

Please also accept our apologies for not having included notice of your rights of appeal with the response. These are set out below.

If you are dissatisfied with the response or how the Council has handled your request you can complain to the Council by writing to the following address: IT Standards Manager at Brent Council,Floor 5, 349-357 High Road, Wembley HA9 6BZ, telephone 020 8937 1402, e-mail [Brent Borough Council request email]. It is the Council's policy to ensure that, where practicable, your complaint is dealt with by someone who was not involved in the original decision.

You also have a right of appeal about our decision to the Information Commissioner, however, the Information Commissioner will not normally consider an appeal until you have exhausted your rights of redress and complaint to the Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted as follows:
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF; Telephone: 01625 545 700,

Stephen Williams

for Brent ITU

349-357 High Road

020 8937 1426

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