Meeting with waste management companies 'frank and productive'

Meeting with waste management companies 'frank and productive'

Minister Simon Coveney has met with representatives from waste management companies about plans to increase bin charges under a new pay-by-weight model.

The Minister for Housing and Local Government described the meeting - with senior representatives from eight companies - as “frank and productive.”

Minister Coveney said he would bring forward a proposal on the issue early next week, prior to the debates in the Oireachtas.

The Dáil is due to debate an Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit Private Members Motion on Thursday, which calls for an immediate Ministerial order to stop waste companies from introducing planned increases in household waste charges.

The AAA-PBP group has said bin charges are set to rise by between 100-200%, which the alliance says will lead to an increase in illegal dumping around the country.


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