FOI Request - Bin Fines

Request 101000347008

This is a Freedom of Information request to ask about refuse and recycling fines.

1.Can you please tell me how many fines were sent out to households for refuse and recycling in 2014/15 and also in 2013/14.

2.Can you tell me the amount in fines levied to households for refuse and recycling in 2014/15 and also in 2013/14.

3.For households, can you give me the number and amount of fines levied to households for refuse and break this down into penalty types – for example putting the bin out on the wrong day, failing to close the lid or leaving excess rubbish by the side of the bin. So, to reiterate, could I please get the number of fines and the amount for each penalty type for both of the two years listed above.

4.For households, can you give me the number and amount of fines handed out to households whose recycling was contaminated – for both of the two years.

5.If there are any other kinds of penalties attached to household recycling, can you tell me what these are and for each, the number and amount of fines handed out – for both of the two years.

6.Can you also tell me if there are any charges levied by the council for taking away recycling or waste, eg green waste? If so how much is the charge, what does it cover and how much has been collected in total from each charge levied by the council for both of the years given above.  

Response 15-05-2015

1.  None

2.  None

3.  None

4.  None issued

5.  No fines available

6.  Bulky Waste Collections – 5 freestanding items and 2 bags of waste on any one occasion.

     Price 2013/14 –  £15.70 per collection

     Price 2014/15 - £16.20 per collection

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