How are 275 invoices connected to Wirral Council’s plans to change food waste and green bin collections?
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Wirral Council’s Cabinet meeting 27th June 2016 (item 9 Domestic Refuse Collection Outline Business Case starts at 25 minutes 21 seconds)
When I read the Wirral Globe article about the proposed changes to bin collections (which may include a new food waste collection and possibly changes to the green bin collection) that have been delayed, I remembered that I received invoices from Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (also known as Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority) earlier this week.
Wirral Council have the legal responsibility for collecting rubbish from households on the Wirral (which they do through a contract with Biffa), but Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority then deal with what to do with the rubbish (and charge a levy to Wirral Council and other local councils).
Earlier this year, during the 30 working day period when you can do so, I requested copies of 275 invoices paid by Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority over the last financial year (2016-17).
Out of the invoices supplied electronically, one was missing and one was a duplicate. I flagged this up with Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority and have since been supplied with the correct invoices.
This is invoice 186 (that was missing originally from what I was sent).
This is invoice 67 (that was originally duplicated with a different invoice already supplied.
The invoices are supplied in batches of fifty due to file size limits on emails. One of the invoices is for MWDA’s share for this study by Local Partnerships which included Wirral. At Wirral Council’s Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee last month it was stated that changes to Wirral’s waste collection were on hold while a regional study was being finished.
Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority 2016-17 Invoices 1-50
Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority 2016-17 Invoices 51-100
Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority 2016-17 Invoices 101-150
Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority 2016-17 Invoices 151-200
Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority 2016-17 Invoices 201-250
Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority 2016-17 Invoices 251-275
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