FOI Request - Spraying for Weed Control

Request 101000375710

1, The total number of sprayings - or other applications - for the purposes of weed control (or similar) authorised / carried out in public areas - eg parks, kerbs, verges, play areas - involving the use of products containing the herbicide glyphosate between January 2014 and the present day in Moray borough/local authority.

2, The total amount of glyphosate used - quantities sprayed (e.g. 100 litres) - in the above period in Moray borough/local authority.
Note: if exact quantities are not available, please estimate based on records kept

3, The total cost of glyphosate products purchased by Moray borough/local authority in the above period.

4, The total number of sprayings - or other applications - for the purposes of weed control (or similar) authorised / carried out in public areas - eg parks, kerbs, verges, play areas - involving the use of products containing the herbicide glyphosate each year from 2005 to the present day in Moray borough/local authority.

5, The total amount of glyphosate used - quantities sprayed (e.g. 100 litres) - for the purposes of weed control (or similar) in public areas - eg parks, kerbs, verges, play areas - each year between 2005 and the present day in Moray borough/local authority.

Response 23-09-2015

1. Two applications per year so Four applications in total between January 2014 and now.

2. Since January 2014 Three Thousand and Sixty Litres (3,060).

3. Since January 2014 total cost Eighteen Thousand and Thirty Four Pounds 84p (£18,034.84).

4. Again 2 Sprays Per year so for 11 years = 22 applications.

5. Records are not held and therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of  Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for 2005-2013.  However 2013/2014 = 1680 Litres; 2014/2015 = 2260 Litres; 2015/2016 = 800 Litres.

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