Adrian Short

Data

Is #SuttonBinShame a bad data problem?

Sutton Council handed its waste and recycling collection service over to outsourcing firm Veolia at the beginning of April. Veolia’s contract required it to operate a substantially new service in the borough aimed at increasing the recycling rate and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. This has meant more bins for different types of waste and different collection cycles to those previously operated. It’s fair to say that the new service has been an unmitigated disaster for everyone concerned, not least residents such as myself.