Your data: garden waste collections

How we use your information

Aberdeen City Council uses the information you give to provide information to an approved 3rd party who is responsible for the organisation and issuing of permits for the chargeable garden waste scheme. Aberdeen City Council will also hold the subscriber details.

How long we keep your information for

For the issue of a garden waste permit we will keep your information until the permit is no longer required and review this every 3 years.

Your data will be stored on secure servers within the EEA by our supplier Firmstep Ltd and on servers maintained by Aberdeen City Council in our local data centre with BrightSolid.

PermiServ, who issue and organise the permit, will store your data on their secure servers for the maximum time of 14 months.

Your rights

You have rights to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. See more information about all of the rights you have. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. That is the body responsible for making sure organisations like the Council handle your data lawfully.

Our legal basis

Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for this information. Wherever the Council processes personal data, we need to make sure we have a legal basis for doing so in data protection law. The Council understands our legal basis for processing personal data in relation to domestic waste and recycling as 6(1)(c) and 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation.


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