Frequently asked FOIs

Waste and recycling

This page provides regularly asked FOI information on statistics about our waste and recycling service.

Why not see if your FOI request is answered below before submitting a new request.

Service requests

If you would like to report a missed bin, book a bulky or scrap metal waste collection, order a new bin, subscribe to the garden waste bin scheme or check to see when your next collection is, please visit our waste and recycling service section

Cost of joint waste service

We work with Tamworth Borough Council to provide recycling services across Tamworth and Lichfield District. The below table details the total cost of the joint waste service (on a management accounting basis ie excluding capital charges and IAS 19 pension adjustment) and the cost to Lichfield District Council.

We publish this data at the end of every financial year (April/May) and will not provide interim updates inbetween publication dates.

Cost of joint waste service

 Year

Total cost of joint waste service

 Cost to Lichfield District Council

2017/2018

£2,918,326

£1,687.960

2016/2017

£2,973.399

£1,709,705

2015/2016

£2,895,508

£1,664,917

2014/2015

£3,279,451

£1,885,684

2013/2014

£3,129,342

£1,799,372

2012/2013

£3,208,971

£1,845,158

2011/2012

£3,271,124

£1,880,896

Complaints

The below table details complaints handled by the joint waste service – across Lichfield District & Tamworth. We publish this data at the end of every financial year (April/May) and will not provide interim updates inbetween publication dates

Complaints

 Year

 Number of complaints

2017/2018

Not yet available

2016/2017

 5

2015/2016

 7

2014/2015

 7

 2013/2014

 8

 2012/2013

 40

 2011/2012

 16

Replacement bins

The below table details the costs/number of replacement black (refuse) bins issued by the joint waste service – across Lichfield District & Tamworth. We do not charge for replacement garden (brown/green) or recycling (blue) bins. We publish this data at the end of every financial year (April/May) and will not provide interim updates inbetween publication dates.

Replacement bins

Year

Number of replacement bins issued

 Income from replacement bins

2017/2018

 Not yet available

 Not yet available

2016/2017

 2063

 £1,853

2015/2016

1737

£1,363

2014/2015

2137

£950

2013/2014

1826

£700

2012/2013

1528

£588

2011/2012

1460

£738

Waste to landfill

We do not directly send any waste or recycling to landfill – domestic waste that cannot be recycled is sent to be incinerated. We do not recycle textiles – we encourage residents to take unwanted textiles to the local household recycling centre or a charity shop.

Recycling weights

Our recycling is comingled, so paper, card, metal, plastic and glass are collected and processed together, so we can’t provide percentages of each type of dry recycled materials.