London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Mile End 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hamlet of Mile End Old Town]

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The quantity of refuse collected from houses by your carts and men during the year was 15 ,443 loads, being 557 loads more than were collected in 1889-90.

Table Shelving Cost for past Three Years.

Wages of dustmen78062Wages of dustmen82287Wages of dustmen975151
Keep of horses = 3,954 working days102190Keep of horses = 3,858 working days10 7706Keep of horses = 3,922 working days106242
Horse hire for dusting330Horse hire for dusting576
This is equal to about 2/7½ per load for collection and carting.This is equal to about 2/7¾ per load for collection and carting