FOI Request - Alternate Weekly Collections

Request 101001363816

Q1: Does your council operate a service for Alternate Weekly Collections (AWC)? Specifically refuse collected one week and recycling the next.
           If no please respond without answering the following questions.
Q2: When did your council change to AWC?
Q3: Did you provide an additional service (i.e. food waste) at the same time as moving to AWC?
If no, please move on to question 4.
Q3A: If yes, please describe the service you provided.
Q4: Please provide the amount of larger or additional refuse bins provided after the move to AWC and what litre capacity they were (if available).
Q5: Please provide the amount of larger or additional recycling bins (or bags/boxes) provided after the move to AWC and what litre capacity they were (if available).
Q6: Please provide the tonnage increase/decrease in refuse collected for the year following the move to AWC compared with the previous year.
Q7: Please provide the tonnage increase/decrease in dry recycling collected for the year following the move to AWC compared with the previous year.
Q8: If you did offer additional capacity for recycling, did you charge for the bin or container? If so, how much?

Response 23-11-2016

1. Yes.

2. We didn't offer AWC based upon residual and recycling, but we offered residual and green waste on AWC with weekly recycling. We now offer Residual and Green/Food waste on alternate weeks with dry recycling on a fortnightly basis. AWC roll out for residual and green waste was completed in 2006.  We introduced weekly kerbside collection alongside the AWC.  We introduced fortnightly collections of dry recyclates in 2013.

3. We introduced food waste into the AWC green waste bins in 2013.

4. 1 x 240l wheeled bin each for residual and green waste.

5. 1 x 38l box each for cans/glass bottles and paper based products In 2013 we had 1 x 38l box for glass and 1 x 140l bin each for paper and tins.

6. 41322t IN 2004/05 to 34147t IN 2006/07.

7. 8947t in 2004/05  to 19532t in 2006/07.

8. We offer a larger temporary exchange residual bin for those with large families and additional recycling containers are free of charge.

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