Monday 24 April 2017

Households lose out yet again to the 'filthy lucre'

Environment Minister Simon Coveney. Pic Tom Burke
Environment Minister Simon Coveney. Pic Tom Burke
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I was staggered to receive a letter from my waste collection provider advising me of the cost 'per kilo' to collect waste from my household.

Most householders are completely unaware of just how much they are about to be charged and how much income waste collectors are about to receive for no extra work. The Tánaiste says it was intended that "85pc of householders" would see a reduction in their charges.

Is this simple-minded naivety limited to the Tánaiste or does it infect the entire Government? Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar recently attempted to justify the incoming fee structure by arguing it will encourage an increase in composting of food waste.

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