Written answers

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Waste Management

Photo of Christopher O'SullivanChristopher O'Sullivan (Cork South West, Fianna Fail)
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12. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department will review the cost of pay-as-you-go rubbish disposal (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23560/21]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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The waste management market in Ireland is serviced by private companies, where prices charged are a contract matter between those companies and their customers. Since mid-2017, a range of charging options have operated, which encourage householders to reduce and separate their waste. This provides flexibility to waste collectors to develop various service-price offerings that suit different household circumstances. Mandatory per kilogramme 'pay by weight' charging was not introduced. A Price Monitoring Group (PMG) was established at that time to monitor the on-going cost of residential waste collection to homeowners across Ireland as the ‘flat-rate structure’ was being phased out. While fluctuations in prices and service offerings have been observed, the overall trend has been relative price stability. Results from the PMG are available on my Department's website.


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