Waste Collection Services

FOI Date: 
Saturday, 18 September 2021

1.            Do you currently operate commercial or residential waste collection services: (1) directly / inhouse, (2) via a waste contractor, (3) or through a joint-partnership with another authority?

a.            If via a contractor, please can you provide their name. Similarly, if in partnership with another authority, please name

2.            Could you please provide a breakdown of the number of large (i.e. a bin with capacity greater than 500 litres) recycling and general waste bins that you own, or fall under the remit of your authority?

a.            Can you provide details of how many of these bins are metal vs plastic?

b.            Are these bins purchased outright by the authority, or leased?

3.            If possible, can you provide any details of spending history on large (i.e. a capacity greater than 500 litres) recycling and general waste bins? (as many years as reasonably possible)

a.            Can you provide details of which supplies this spend was with?

4.            Do you carry out any maintenance on your existing fleet of ‘large’ bins? Is this done inhouse, or via a contractor? If via a contractor please name

a.            Is it possible to provide details of spend on maintenance on ‘large’ bins?

5.            Do you have any ‘Big belly’ solar compactor bins within your authority? If so, how many?


1 a Waste services are provided in-house.

2 a We do not hold this level of information. I can state that all of our bins larger than 500 litres of capacity are steel/ metal.

2 b We buy all of our bins outright.

3 Expenditure on purchase and repair has been:


                                                                2020/21:               £26209

                                                                2019/20:               £37075

                                                                2018/19:               £53825

                                                                2017/18:               £71388


Our suppliers are Egbert Taylor and UK Container Maintenance                                 

4 Routine maintenance is carried out in-house. Annual spend: See 3 above, our orders don’t contain details on what has been ordered, so overall spend on large steel bins is listed.

5 We own 4 Big Belly compacting litter bins.