Privacy Notice - Waste Management Fleet CCTV

What is this privacy notice for?

CCTV recording system fitted to our refuse collection vehicles.

This notice provides additional privacy information for:

  • Residents/members of the public, 
  • Waste Management operatives 
  • Oldham Council employees (including agency staff) 
  • Organisations and professional persons or bodies that engage with the Waste Management service

Updating our privacy notices

We may update or revise our privacy notices at any time so please refer to the version published on our website for the most up-to-date details.

What do we use your information for?

We collect or obtain your personal information for the following purpose(s):

  • To ensure compliance with statutory requirements including health and safety
  • To improve service performance
  • To investigate complaints and incidents

What categories of personal information do we use?

Personal information can be anything that identifies and relates to a living person. This can include information that when linked with other information, allows a person to be uniquely identified. For example, this could be your name and contact details.

The law treats some types of personal information as ‘special’ because the information requires more protection due to its sensitivity. This information consists of:

  • Racial or ethnic origin
  • Sexuality and sexual life
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs
  • Trade union membership
  • Political opinions
  • Genetic and bio-metric data
  • Physical or mental health
  • Criminal convictions and offences

In order to carry out these purposes we collect and obtain the following personal information.

Category of personal data


Recorded images – can include physical description, location, ethnicity


Legal basis for processing

The legal basis for processing and or sharing your personal information is:

UK GDPR Article 6 (1) (e) – public task

  • Health and Safety at work Act 1974 
  • Environmental Protection Act 1990 
  • Criminal Damage Act 1971
  • The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 
  • The Highways Act 1980
  • Local Government Act 1974 

Information sharing/recipients

We may share personal information about you with the following organisations:

  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Police
  • Environment Agency
  • Other parts of the Council
  • Public Health England
  • Central Government
  • Solicitors
  • Insurance companies/claims handlers

As well as information collected directly from you, we also obtain or receive information from:

  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Police 
  • Environment Agency
  • Other parts of the Council
  • Public Health England
  • Central Government
  • Solicitors 
  • Insurance companies/claims handlers 
  • Members of the public 

Data Transfers beyond European Economic Area

We do not transfer any of your personal information outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’).

Automated Decisions

All the decisions we make about you involve human intervention.

How long do we keep your data?

Footage is automatically deleted after 30 days.

We will only keep your personal information longer where the law specifies or for the length of time determined by our business requirements.

Where can I get advice?

More information on how to seek advice in order to exercise your rights, raise a concern or complain about the handling of your personal information by the council can be found in the council’s privacy notice which can be found at: