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Freedom of information request response - 05585

FOI request

FOI ID number
05585
Regarding
Kerbside waste collection
Request
  1. When you introduced your wheeled-bin kerbside waste collections, what size of refuse bin and recycling bin(s) respectively did you give to households?
  2. After you introduced a wheeled bin collection, have you reduced the standard refuse bin size given to residents? ie, Have you changed your standard refuse bin from, say, 240 litre to 180 litre? If so, what size did you choose, when did you choose it and why?
  3. Have you undertaken any specific projects to reduce the size of the refuse bins allocated to residents? In other words, anything which is similar to this: https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/council-may-remove-bins-from-homes2/ or any project in which residents refuse bins were replaced with smaller sizes? If so, please can you provide a brief synopsis of what happened and when it happened?
  4. Please can you provide me with the ‘before and after’ statistics (including overall recycling rate, overall composting rate, total fly-tipping, total fly-tipping reports of black bags (if this is available) total non-recyclable waste and average non-recyclable waste (kgs per household), total tonnage collected from bring banks and total from HWRCs), specifically for at least six months before and six months after you introduced wheeled bin collections (if this information has been recorded as part of the initiative).
  5. If you have undertaken a project to reduce the total refuse capacity already available to residents (such as the link above, ie, removing additional refuse bins from households and/or replacing households’ bins with smaller ones), please can you provide me with the ‘before and after’ statistics (including overall recycling rate, overall composting rate, total fly-tipping, total fly-tipping reports of black bags (if this is available) total non-recyclable waste and average non-recyclable waste her household), total tonnage collected from bring banks and total from HWRCs), specifically for six months before and six months after the project (if this information has been recorded as part of the initiative).

Our response

Response

Eden District Council do not operate a wheeled-bin kerbside waste collection. Blue bags are used and up to two new bags are provided to replace the ones set out for weekly collection. For more information see the Blue bag refuse collection page on our website.

Response date
06 September 2018