FOI request (FOIR-339232068)
Waste Collection staff assaults
Requested Wed 02 June 2021
Responded Tue 15 June 2021
In the last financial year 2020/21 how many incidents did your authority record where refuse collectors were physically assaulted by members of the public while carrying out council duties? Please give a brief description of the circumstances of the incident.
NOTE: By refuse collectors I mean all employees whose main duties are involved in the collection of rubbish (all types) from homes and businesses with your authority.
NOTE: If the refuse collection duties are carried out by a third party company hired by the council the information is still HELD by the council, because it is information held on your behalf.
Our contractor has advised that there has been 8 reports of verbal aggression, 3 of which threatened physical violence but no actual assault took place.
Freedom of Information