“This is a Freedom of Information Act request about expenditure at Devon County Council. This request is based on a previous disclosure of cost codes on What Do They Know.
For the financial years 2016-17 and 2015-16, and 2014-15 please state the total figure the Council spent on all recycling services, including facilities, personnel, management, transport, communication and any other associated costs (after income such as advertising at recycling facilities is taken into account). Please break the cost down into these key areas.
Please also give the total number of residents that the Council has recycling responsibility for, and therefore the expenditure figure as an amount per resident.
Please also state how the expenditure is broken down into the following cost codes. Where cost codes relate to Council income as opposed to outgoing costs, please state this. Where there is discrepancy between the total amount as requested above, and the amount as a total of the cost codes below, please explain this discrepancy. Finally, please explain ‘Recycling Credits’ as listed in relation to district councils below.
358012 MDDC-trade waste recycle collect equip
358013 NDDC-fleet livery & recycle bins
358015 Teign DC-modify recycle collect vehicles
358018 EDDC-food waste/recycle collect bin/box
359003 Sidmouth (prev Woods Fm) Recycling Cntr
359005 Anvil Corner Recycling Centre
MC01C Recycling Credits – East Devon
MC02C Recycling Credits – Exeter
MC03C Recycling Credits – Mid Devon
MC04C Recycling Credits – North Devon
MC06C Recycling Credits – South Hams
MC07C Recycling Credits – Teignbridge
MC08C Recycling Credits – Torridge
MC09C Recycling Credits – West Devon
MC99G Recycling Credits – DCC Contribution
MR00X Recycling Holding Code
MB01G Recycling Banks – Glass
MB02G Recycling Banks – Paper
MB03G Recycling Banks – Textiles
MS01G Recycling Centre Advertising income
MS02G Trade Waste Recycling Scheme
MS11G Recycle at Work
MS24G Recycling Community Engagement
MW107G Seven Brethren Recycling Centre
MW96G Various Recycling Centres
MM99G Waste Disposal & Recycling – Management
T205284 SOA Adj Recycling
PAS003 Devon Community Recycling Network
PAS106 Recycling Advisors Contract
PRBCRED Topslice of Recycling Credit payments”.
Please find below and here two tables answering the above questions.
Please note that we are unable to break the figures down into the specific categories specified, as this information is not held. Devon County Council contracts out recycling centre contracts and the below figure represents the annual contract costs.
Please also note that kerbside recycling is the responsibility of the districts.
Personnel ) Household Management ) Waste Recycling
Transport ) Centres (HWRCs)
|Recycling Credits **||£3,870,400||£3,585,094||£4,059,710|
** Definition of recycling credits is provided here
Figures relating to the population of Devon are provided below, and can also be found on the Devon County Council website here. It should be noted that Devon County Council’s geographical area excludes Torbay and Plymouth:-
|Total DCC area (excluding Plymouth and Torbay)||753,100||758,100||765,400||773,100||779,900|
2014/15 Approximate expenditure per resident = £5,911,590 divided by 765,400 = £7.72 per resident
2015/16 Approximate expenditure per resident = £5,349,635 divided by 773,100 = £6.92 per resident
2016/17 Approximate expenditure per resident = £7,268,389 divided by 779,900 = £9.31 per resident