Waste Summit: How the Irish waste model benefits consumers

Pay-to-use compactors appear inconsistent with national waste policy, says IWMA chairman.

10th November, 2013

Ireland's unusual waste collection model whereby householders engage directly with waste collectors and have the freedom to choose a service provider, presents challenges to policy makers but benefits to consumers, according to Kieran Mullins, chairman of the Irish Waste Management Association.

This, he said, is evident in current pricing for waste collection across Ireland. ''At a time when most utility bills are constantly increasing, waste collection prices have fallen significantly over the last six or...

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