Garden Waste

Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Reference
2017062227000241
Category
Request Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Response Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Question

2. If you do charge, how much do you charge for this in the financial year 17/18? 3. What service to they get for this charge? e.g. are there restrictions such as the number of bags?

4. If you charge for garden waste collection, what year did you start to do this?

5. What months do you offer a garden waste collection?

6. How often is garden waste collected?

7. What is the total number of households, and percentage of households, where garden waste is collected?

8. Are there any additional garden waste charges (e.g. Christmas trees disposal)?


Composting:
9. Do you compost the collected garden waste?

10. If so, what percentage do you sell this back to the public, and at what price? Please include details of the weight of the compost for this price.

11. If so, what percentage do you use for public grounds and gardens? What is the value of this to you in the most recent financial year you have the data for?

12. Are there any additional sources of income from collected garden waste?


Total costs (Forecast 17/18 and actual 16/17):

13. What is the cost to you each year of collecting and disposing of garden waste?

14. How much did you make from any collection charges and sale to the public of composted waste

Answer

Collecting garden waste:
 1. Do you charge for collection of garden / green waste? – Comhairle nan Eilean Siar offer a free fortnightly Organic (food & garden) waste collection to every householder in Lewis & Harris using a 240litre wheeled bin. Householders in Uist & Barra do not have access to this service.
 2. If you do charge, how much do you charge for this in the financial year 17/18? 3. What service to they get for this charge? e.g. are there restrictions such as the number of bags? – As above.
 4. If you charge for garden waste collection, what year did you start to do this? – N/A
 5. What months do you offer a garden waste collection? – All year round Organic collection.
 6. How often is garden waste collected? – Fortnightly.
 7. What is the total number of households, and percentage of households, where garden waste is collected? - Every household in Lewis & Harris have access to use this service.
 8. Are there any additional garden waste charges (e.g. Christmas trees disposal)? – Our Organic waste collection service is treated in the same way as any of our other wheeled bin services, no side waste is collected. We offer a free disposal of Christmas trees at our Household Waste Recycling centres.
 
Composting:
 9. Do you compost the collected garden waste? - Yes
 10. If so, what percentage do you sell this back to the public, and at what price? Please include details of the weight of the compost for this price. – All the material that is produced via our AD plant is used by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and is not available to the public.
 11. If so, what percentage do you use for public grounds and gardens? What is the value of this to you in the most recent financial year you have the data for? – 100% of the production material is used at our Landfill Site.
 12. Are there any additional sources of income from collected garden waste? – N/A
 
Total costs (Forecast 17/18 and actual 16/17):
 13. What is the cost to you each year of collecting and disposing of garden waste? – This service is run in conjunction with our non-recyclable waste service by using split bodied vehicles (one collection – two waste streams).

14. How much did you make from any collection charges and sale to the public of composted waste? – N/A