The parish council is required to publish details of any waste collection contracts.
As a parish we obtain preferential rates by combining our dog waste bin emptying with the contract held by Buckinghamshire Council & numerous other parishes due to the powers of bulk buying. Quoted prices are re-compared to the market before renewal.
The charge for 2020-21 will be £1,963.16 + VAT, relating to the council’s 17 dog waste bins on twice weekly emptying during the summer and weekly emptying during the winter. This is reported within the Litter & Dog Fouling cost centre. Buckinghamshire Council have subsequently been able to fulfil our request to move to twice weekly emptying throughout the year.
The Parish Council employs litter pickers to empty our litter bins & clear our open space who dispose of the waste within the wheelie bins at Pitstone Memorial Hall. The Memorial Hall Charity charge the parish council £55 per quarter to make use of this facility, as a contribution towards their own waste collection contract with Buckinghamshire Council.
At the pavilion, we hire wheelie bins for both mixed recycling and waste from Buckinghamshire Council. We arrange emptying collections on an ad-hoc basis and are only charged for the collections we require. Hire of the recycling bin is free, with the parish council being charged £5.20 per empty. Hire of the general waste bin is £2.10 per week, with each empty being charged at £9.15.