Waste regarding asbestos and marine carcasses

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Dear Kent County Council,

I have been made aware that "Less than 2% of all the waste handled by the Council goes to landfill, this is made up mainly of asbestos (which cannot be recycled) and marine carcasses such as whales and porpoises washed up on beaches, which need to go for deep burial."

1. Please, could you give a breakdown of how many marine carcasses have needed to go to deep burial over the past 5 years broken down by month if possible and location?

2. Is there any further treatment of the asbestos before going to landfill?

3. What is the process of deep burial for the whales and porpoises and where does this take place?

4. Please give a breakdown of what the marine carcasses species and where they were found.

If possible please give this information in the form of a spreadsheet.
Yours faithfully,

Scott Banks


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Dear Mr Banks
Thank you for your request for information received on 23 September 2019.
Please find attached our response to your request.
Yours sincerely
Carly Wattle
Information Access Officer
Strategic and Corporate Services

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