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Flat-rate waste charges to be scrapped

category national | bin tax / household tax / water tax | news report author Monday March 22, 2004 11:48author by Lorraine Report this post to the editors

Time for a National Campaign

I know this is a cut and paste from the IT but 1. it is pay per view and 2. it is important.

Flat-rate waste charges to be scrapped
Frank McDonald, Environment Editor

Local authorities are being told that they must move from flat-rate annual charges for waste management towards a new charging system based on the weight or volume of household waste.

The Minister for the Environment, Mr Cullen, is to announce details of "the nationwide roll-out of new charging systems for household waste or bin collections" at a press briefing in his Department this morning.

The move towards charging for household waste by weight or volume was mentioned by the Taoiseach, Mr Ahern, in his speech at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis. It has also been proven successful in a number of trials.

Pre-paid tags for bags are in use by 10 local authorities, while Cork County Council and Monaghan County Council are involved in a pilot project to base household charges on the weight of waste put out for collection.

In both cases, the results have shown a significant reduction in the volume of household waste, and a corresponding increase in recycling. Critics of the annual flat charge say it provides no incentive to reduce waste levels.

In counties Cork and Monaghan, householders covered by the pilot project on weight-based charging have also seen their charges fall. Instead of a flat annual charge, they are billed for the weight of waste put out.

Charges for commercial waste in Dublin and elsewhere are already volume-based, with firms having to buy tags for the black plastic bags they put out on the street. They are also being offered recycling collections.

Under the programme being announced today, local authorities and private sector contractors will have to replace annual charges with either volume or weight-related charges.

The new regime is modelled in part on the 15 cent levy on plastic supermarket bags, which reduced their use by 90 per cent.

© The Irish Times

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Minister’s Attempts To Remove The Bin Tax As A Local Election Issue Will Not Succeed     Fingal Anti Bin Tax Campaign    Mon Mar 22, 2004 13:54 
   mmm     weighty    Mon Mar 22, 2004 14:39 
   Reality time     Mike    Mon Mar 22, 2004 15:40 
   Sinn Féin condem Minister Cullen.     Sinn Féin    Mon Mar 22, 2004 15:40 
   THAT IS FUCKING BULLSHIT!!     SFlies    Mon Mar 22, 2004 16:17 
   37 minutes response time     Time keeper    Mon Mar 22, 2004 16:21 
   6 SP members?     The Count    Mon Mar 22, 2004 16:29 
   Incisive Indymedia Debate     Janus    Mon Mar 22, 2004 17:19 
   Janus     hs    Mon Mar 22, 2004 17:51 
 10   IM has become a joke!     bf    Mon Mar 22, 2004 17:59 
 11   While your there hs     The Count    Mon Mar 22, 2004 18:05 
 12   Pot, kettle etc     Andrew    Mon Mar 22, 2004 18:11 
 13   It's bizzare but the numbers keep going up     Chekov    Mon Mar 22, 2004 18:32 
 14   Not obvious that it's actually real SP/SF puppies     R Isible    Mon Mar 22, 2004 19:22 
 15   Jump in Numbers shows the power of . .     Dec Martin    Mon Mar 22, 2004 21:03 
 16   SF & Bin Charges     Observer    Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:35 
 17   Mick Barry     Count Binula    Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:05 
 18   Non Servers     Trojan    Tue Mar 23, 2004 13:48 
 19   I forgot to mention     Count Binula    Tue Mar 23, 2004 14:35 
 20   Fair enough     Anarcho man    Tue Mar 23, 2004 14:40 
 21   Just one thing     Non-alligned    Tue Mar 23, 2004 18:22 


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