Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Battersea]
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|Depreciation on value of horses during the year||nil.|
|Improved value of horses during the year||108||0||0|
|Cash received by sale of materials, &c., clinkers for new roads, &c.||46||10||9|
|Received for removal of trade refuse||5||17||6|
|Received for sale of manure||6||6||8|
|Add depreciation upon First Cost of Buildings, &c., £14,334 15s., at 1½ per cent,||215||0||5|
|Add depreciation upon First Cost of Plant—Dust Carts, Vans, Weighbridge, &c. (£566) at 10 per cent.||56||12||0|
|Add annual proportion of Capital and Interest on £12,000, borrowed for 20 years at 3½ per cent. Add ditto ditto on £2,500||988||10||0|
|Cost of Dusting for the 12 months ended 25th March, 1890||£7.334||2||2|
During the 12 months ended the 25th of March, 1890,
16,698 loads of house refuse have been collected, representing
a total weight of 24,020 tons, 6 cwt., 2 qrs.
The average number of loads collected per day has been
56.6, representing an average weight collected per day of 80 tons,
2 cwt., 1 qr., 26 lbs.
Included in the foregoing collection are 1,875 loads of
refuse which have been sent to private shoots and disposed of