The Government is ending flat rate fees for household waste collection. Only customers on a flat fee will be affected by these changes. More than half of Irish households will not be affected by these new arrangements as they are already using a system which includes a weight based or per lift charge. When your contract is due for renewal, or you move to a new collection company, your collector should no longer offer a flat fee. You will then be offered a service which includes a weight based (including a weight allowance or per lift) charge.
When householders reduce and separate their waste they lessen their impact on the environment and can manage their domestic waste costs more effectively. Household customers on a pricing plan which have a variable charge element, such as per lift or weight based charging, generate significantly less waste. The phasing out of flat rate fees will help reduce waste and prevent waste problems for current and future generations.