North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council offers various services to the public, businesses and organisations of North Tyneside and this sometimes involves us collecting personal information. This can include information about you and your family, and your personal circumstances.

The Council is required by law to keep your information safe and can only share information according to the rules set out in legislation, such as the Data Protection Act 1998. For example we are required by law to provide central government with certain sets of data.

This privacy notice provides you with basic privacy information about how the Council will use the information it holds about you. Detailed information about how we do this is available from the services you use and the Council's website. We may use information about you for any Council purpose or service, including:

  • Providing and managing services, such as leisure and cultural services, social services and public health, and environmental services such as refuse collections provided to the community.
  • Supporting other local public bodies such as schools.
  • Managing assets we own, such as property and parks, where we may use information, for instance, to decide upon where improvements to facilities are needed.
  • Promoting the services we provide and local tourism, for instance for analysis of who uses services and who doesn't, to try and improve marketing
  • Licensing and regulatory activities, including enforcement of parking regulations and restrictions.
  • Identifying and reducing crime, such as the use of CCTV and fraud initiatives, which may include data matching under local and national fraud initiatives including benefit fraud.
  • Managing financial accounts, including the assessment and collection of taxes and other revenue.
  • Management activities, such as managing our employees.
  • Service Planning activities, including undertaking research, surveys and data analysis to allow the Council to effectively target and plan how we provide services.

Where necessary, we may share information about you with other organisations if we have your consent, or the law permits or requires us to. This can include sharing information with central government, government agencies and departments, Ombudsman and other regulatory authorities.

Some services are provided by a variety of partnerships with a range of agencies from the public, private, community and voluntary sectors. They are only allowed to use your information for Council purposes and at all times within the rules set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Waste Permit Application

This section of the privacy notice relates to the waste permit application and gives information about how we use the data you provide.

Applying for a permit

When you apply for a permit you will be asked to provide some data to North Tyneside Council and its partners, for managing and reporting on Waste Permits. After three calendar years the data will be anonymised and you will not be able to be identified from it.

We ask you to provide the following data:

  1. Name and address

i. We need your address to ensure only residents of North Tyneside Borough use the Household Waste Recycling Centre for domestic use.

ii. To prevent misuse of the site by businesses, we have restricted the number of permits available to each household.

iii. Suez Recycling and Recovery UK employees working at the Household Waste Recycling Centre will use this information to confirm your identity so that you can gain access to the site.

iv. Our Customer Services Team and ICT Teams (Engie Services Limited) can access this data to help resolve any issues for you if they arise.

  1. Vehicle registration

i. To prevent misuse of the site by businesses, we have restricted the number of permits a vehicle can be associated with. This is why we ask you for either your vehicle registration, or if you’re using a hire vehicle.

ii. Suez Recycling and Recovery UK employees working at the Household Waste Recycling Centre will use this information to confirm that the details on your permit match the vehicle you arrive in.

iii. Our Customer Services Team and ICT Teams (Engie Services Limited) will also be able to access this data to help resolve any issues for you if they arise.

Your eligibility for a permit is decided by the application using the above information. If you think this decision is incorrect you can contact us by emailing waste.permit@northtyneside.gov.uk

When you apply you will also be asked if we can contact you about waste and recycling issues. If you agree to this we will keep your email address for a period of three years. You can withdraw your consent for this at any time by emailing waste.permit@northtyneside.gov.uk

When you apply you will be asked if we can contact you about your experience of applying for a permit and using the waste permit. If you agree to this we will keep your email address for a period of three years. You can withdraw your consent for this at any time by emailing waste.permit@northtyneside.gov.uk

When you visit the Household Waste Recycling Centre

When you visit the Household Waste Recycling Centre you will be asked for your permit token. Our site officer will check your token and verify your name, address and vehicle registration. If you are allowed access, the date and time of the visit, along with the authorising officer will be recorded along with your permit details. This information will be retained for the period of three calendar years for the purposes of managing and reporting on waste permits.

If you are not allowed access and your permit is revoked, the date, time and name of the officer and reason for revocation will be recorded along with your permit details. This information will be retained for the period of three calendar years for the purposes of managing and reporting on waste permits.