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Cost of toilet rolls and cleaning of public facilities (FOI)

Cost of toilet rolls and cleaning of public facilities (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 18 July 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How much do each of the named Government department spend on toilet rolls?

  • DVS

  • Police

  • Fire

  • Ambulance

  • Chief Ministers Office

  • Royal Court

  • Law Officers Department

We live in a rich affluent Island yet Public toilets are disgracefully maintained. How much does it cost taxpayers to clean public toilets and provide the toilet rolls.



DVS, Police and Fire purchase their own toilet rolls. Costs for 2018 are set out in the table below.

​Amount spent on toilet roll in 2018 ​



​DVS  ​£232.64

With regard to the Ambulance Service, Chief Ministers, the Royal Court and public toilets; these are covered by a number of separate cleaning contracts which also include departments that you have not mentioned.

Each contract includes consumables such as toilet rolls, soap, bin liners, cleaning fluids, paper towels and these are covered in the overall contract costs. We therefore do not hold details of how much money these cleaning firms spend solely on toilet rolls or any other consumables.

The Law Officers Department is exempt for Freedom of Information requests as it is not a scheduled public authority (as defined within Schedule 1 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011).

A contact number for the cleaning contractors can be found in all Government of Jersey maintained toilets in the event that customers would like to comment on their cleanliness.

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