FG wants to open up waste sector

Local authorities will only be allowed to operate in the waste market ‘‘as a last resort’’ under radical new Fine Gael proposals.

5th February, 2011

Local authorities will only be allowed to operate in the waste market ‘‘as a last resort’’ under radical new Fine Gael proposals.

The plans are aimed at opening up the €500 million municipal sector to widespread private competition.

The new proposals will offer increased waste services and choices to city and county council residents by ‘‘fostering greater competition in the waste market’’ under the party’s soon to be unveiled waste management...

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