Landfill levy hikes set to hit household waste charges

Consumers face higher waste charges from this week, after environment minister Phil Hogan approved an increase in the levy on waste going to landfill to €50 a tonne.

27th August, 2011

Consumers face higher waste charges from this week, after environment minister Phil Hogan approved an increase in the levy on waste going to landfill to €50 a tonne.

The levy increases by €2 0 a tonne from September 1, and waste companies are adjusting their prices to customers to take account of the increase. A Department of the Environment spokesman confirmed that Hogan had signed the commencement order and necessary regulations for the increase last Wednesday.

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