Freedom of information response

Refuse Collection

Publication date: 
Monday 11 November 2019
Request: 

1. The total number (or nearest estimate) of residential recycling bins (see definition below).

2. The total number of residents for which you organise refuse collection.

3. The total number of residential properties for which no recycling collection is offered.

4. What enforcement action do you have at your disposal if residents place rubbish in the incorrect bin, for example but not limited to, non-recyclable rubbish in the recycling bin?

5. How many incidents of using the enforcement action described in point 4 have there been in the 12 months leading up to September 30th 2019.

6. Please provide details of each enforcement action listed in response to point 5. If the action is a fine, please include the amount fined, and whether this has been paid. If required please assign each action an anonymous reference number for data protection purposes.

7. Do you have a “timed waste collection” system? For the purposes of this FOI “timed waste collection” means specific times during the day when bins are collected, and it is not permitted for bins to be placed outside out of this time.

8. What enforcement action do you have at your disposal if residents place rubbish outside for collection at the incorrect time within a day (if applicable), or day?

9. How many incidents of using the enforcement action described in point 8 have there been in for each month in the 12 months leading up to September 30th 2019.

Please provide details of each enforcement action listed in response to point 9. If the action is a fine, please include the amount fined, and whether this has been paid. If required please assign each action an anonymous reference number for data protection purposes.

Response: 

1. 114, 576 (dry recycling 64,159 garden waste recycling 50,417)

2. 68,266

3. 4,107

4. Thurrock Council do not enforce on domestic waste receptacles for placing items in the wrong bin

5. Not applicable

6. Not applicable

7. We request Residents present their bins by 6:00 am on the day of their scheduled collection.

8. We do not enforce however if bins are not presented Crew are unable to return and clear until the next scheduled collection day.

9. Not applicable

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Request reference:
FOI 9501