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Garden Waste Collection Service

Requested on
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Reference
2011 October 13
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Does the Council operate a garden waste collection service?

Answer

Yes

Question

If so, does the Council charge residents for this service? How much?

Answer

There is no charge for the service.

Question

If paid for, how many subscribers (a) does the service currently have (b) have there been in each year the service was available?
If paid for, how many subscribers join and leave the service on average each year?

Answer

Not applicable

Question

What is the total cost to the Council/contractor of operating the service each year? What is the unit cost per subscriber?

Answer

This is a non-charging service to all residents which, due to its integration with the Refuse and Recycling Service, has no specific cost.

Question

What is the total revenue of the service each year?

Answer

The Council receives recycling credits.

Question

How many collection trucks are used in providing the service? Who owns the trucks and what did they cost to purchase/hire?

Answer

The Council uses 4 wagons on a Monday and 1 for the rest of the week. 2 vehicles are lease-hired at a cost of £20,945.07 each per annum. One was acquired via D.E.F.R.A. Funding. The other is owned by the Council.

Question

If operated as a wheelie bin service, how many garden waste bins are collected by the crews per hour, on average?
Who is the Council's supplier of garden waste wheelie bins (if used) and what was the most recent unit cost?

Answer

Not applicable - bag service.

Question

What plans does the Council have to (a) expand the service (b) increase/introduce charges in the next three years?

Answer

There are no such plans as the service is available to all residents. There are no plans for charges to the residents.

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