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Waste and Recycling

Requested on
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Reference
2011 September 25
Resolution
Information provided

Question

General Household Waste
1. What company has this council contracted to collect the general household waste from the kerbside?
2. What are the start and end dates of this contract?
Organic Household Waste
3. Are food and garden waste collected from households?
4. What company is contracted to collect organic waste from households?
5. Once the organic waste has been collected from the kerbside is it sent to transfer station to bulk loads together?
6. If so, what company has this council contracted to run the transfer station?
7. What are the start and end dates of this contract?
8. What company has this council contracted to compost the organic waste?
9. What are the start and end dates of this contract?
10. What method of composting is used (windrow composting, in-vessel, anaerobic digestion)?
Dry Kerbside Recycling
11. Are cans, paper, glass, plastics and textiles collected from the kerbside?
12. What collection system is used; kerbside sort, single stream commingled or dual stream commingled collection system?
13. What company is contracted by the council to collect the dry recycling from the kerbside?
14. What are the start and end dates of this contract?
15. Once the dry recyclables have been collected from the kerbside, are they taken to a transfer station to bulk loads together?
16. If so, what company has this council contracted to run the transfer station?
17. What are the start and end dates of this contract?
18. If either of the commingled collection systems are used, what company is contracted by this council to run the Material Recycling Facility (MRF)?
19. What are the start and end dates of this contract?
20. What companies has this council contracted to take on the materials to be recycled?
21. What are the start and end dates of these contracts?
Recycling/Bring Banks
22. Are cans, glass, paper, plastic and textiles collected from the bring banks?
23. What companies are contracted by this council to collect each of these recyclables from the bring banks?
24. What are the start and end dates of these contracts?
25. What companies are contracted by this council to take on each of these materials once they have been collected?
26. What are the start and end dates of these contracts?
Litter Bins
27. What company is contracted by this council to empty the litter bins?
28. What are the start and end dates of this contract?
On Street Recycling Bins (like litter bins but for recyclables only)
29. What company is contracted by this council to empty the on-street recycling bins?
30. What are the start and end dates of this contract?
31. Are there separate compartments for different recyclables, or are they commingled bins?
Street Sweeping
32. What company is contracted by this council to sweep the streets?
33. What are the start and end dates of this contract?

Answer

  1. This is carried out in-house
  2. For an indefinite period
  3. Just garden waste
  4. In-house collection service
  5. Straight to a Windrow site for composting
  6. Not applicable
  7. Not applicable
  8. There is no contract but this is a County Council facility
  9. For review in 2012
  10. Windrow
  11. Yes
  12. Dual stream commingled and a separage stream for glass
  13. In-house service
  14. For an indefinite period
  15. Direct to the in-house Material Recycling Facility
  16. In-house
  17. For an indefinite period
  18. In-house
  19. For an indefinite period
  20. Newport Paper for paper and card, all other materials are spot sold
  21. Start August 2011 end August 2013
  22. Textiles
  23. Ragtex Ltd
  24. For an indefinite period
  25. Cohen
  26. There are no contracts
  27. In-house
  28. For an indefinite period
  29. In-house
  30. For an indefinite period
  31. Separate compartments
  32. In-house
  33. For an indefinite period

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