Wednesday 18 January 2017

Sinead Ryan: What did you think was going to happen with rubbish idea, Minister?

Published 16/06/2016 | 12:37

Households across the county will have to get used to 'pay by weight' bin charges very soon
Households across the county will have to get used to 'pay by weight' bin charges very soon

The devil, as they say, is in the detail. In making his bells and whistles announcement last month, gleefully binning bin charges for household recyclers, Environment Minister Simon Coveney may well have thought he was pulling a fast one.

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Rewarding families for being green has resulted in extra charges being piled on by bin operators on waste and brown bins to recoup the cost of his surprise.

What did the minister think would happen? These are private companies in business to make a profit.

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