FOI Request - Waste Collection Data

Request 101003360050

I would like to receive data in excel or csv format which include the recycling rate, bin collection days, in which area recycling is low, in which area infrastructure is not up to the mark, at what dates recycling takes place, also what are the days on which waste is collected in particular area like that I'm expecting data on waste management.

Clarification sought 18-07-2023 

Clarification received 19-07-2023

Response 10-08-2023

The household recycling rates for all Scottish authorities is published by SEPA yearly, usually in September for the previous year. This information is therefore exempt under section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible. For ease of reference please find a link to the web page here:

In order to be helpful please see below a summary of the household recycling rates as recorded by SEPA for Moray for the following calendar years:

2015 57.4%
2016 59.1%
2017 57.8%
2018 57.4%
2019 59%
2020 No data
2021 52.2%
2022 TBA this September

Bin collections within Moray are currently:

Every 3 weeks for domestic waste and domestic recycling.
Every 2 weeks for food waste. This also has the option of adding garden waste as a co-mingled collection after purchasing a yearly garden waste pass.

There are over 100 runs with collections of both waste and recycling, with collections of both streams happening 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year apart from Christmas day, Boxing day, New Years day and 1st Jan We do not currently have any data on which runs are poor performing for recycling as waste and recycling routes do not fully mirror image each other.

With regards to infrastructure: We have 4 household waste recycling centres, one in each major town, one main waste transfer station, 4 smaller unmanned recycling centres  and various recycling points across the County.

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