Freedom of information request response - 05424

FOI request

FOI ID number
Assaults on refuse collectors

In the last financial year 2017/18 how many incidents did your authority record where refuse collectors were assaulted by members of the public while carrying out council duties? Please give a brief description of the circumstances of each incident.

NOTE: By refuse collectors I mean all employees whose main duties are involved in the collection of rubbish (all types) from homes and businesses with your authority.

NOTE: If the refuse collection duties are carried out by a third party company hired by the council the information is still HELD by the council, because it is information held on your behalf.

Our response


Amey, our contractor for refuse collections, have had no incidents of assaults on their refuse crews.

Response date
11 July 2018