AQW 129/17-22


Mr Jim Allister
Traditional Unionist Voice
North Antrim


Tabled Date: 25/05/2018
Answered On Date: 12/06/2018
Priority Written: No


Question:
To ask the Assembly Commission to detail the amount of food waste, for each of the last three years, in respect of the operations of the Assembly caterers.


Answer:
The provision of waste contractor services is managed through a pan-government framework contract which encompasses Parliament Buildings and the wider Stormont Estate. The information included in this reply is not held by the Assembly Commission. Instead, it is provided by the Estate Management team and its subcontractors.
Within Parliament Buildings, it is not possible to separate the food waste generated by the catering operations and the food waste collected from the recycling bins located throughout the Building. Therefore, the figures provided in the table overleaf include both.
The Estate Management team has advised that the figures for April and May 2015 and March 2017 are not available. Figures for April and May 2018 are not yet available.
Month
2015
(kg)
2016
(kg)
2017
(kg)
2018
(kg)
January
996
2,923
4,019
1,370
February
1,023
3,654
2,924
1,850
March
988
4,385
#
1,910
April
#
1,827
3,654
-
May
#
3,654
4,750
-
June
4,020
5,481
4,020
-
July
2,923
2,923
2,558
-
August
1,827
2,192
4,751
-
September
2,558
4,019
617
-
October
3,654
1,827
760
-
November
4,019
3,289
760
-
December
3,654
1,461
1,070
-
(# denotes figures not available)