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Don't waste the chance to switch bin collectors

If you're lucky enough to be able to switch, then it won't take long to see if you can save on refuse charges, writes John Cradden

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Of all the essential utilities in Ireland, the residential household waste collection market is widely considered to be a bit of a dog's dinner, with many households unable to switch depending on where they are.

In 2018, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) published a study on the domestic waste collection market in which it said that while competition should result in multiple suppliers and consumer choice, this was not happening - even with more than 60 waste collection firms in Ireland - with too much concentration in urban areas.


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