In Reply to: Pay by weight bin charges posted by Oscar on June 15, 2016 at 13:02:10:
Link below to Barna Waste's charges. They say:
"The new Pay by Weight system for waste collection will encourage people to manage their waste more efficiently. It will promote better segregation of waste and lead to a decrease in the amount of household waste going to landfill.
More importantly, the Pay by Weight system will allow households determine their waste collection costs.
The more that is recycled and composted, the less the cost to the householder.
Below is a cost comparison, comparing the traditional Tag system with the new Pay by Weight system in terms of the average annual cost:"
They estimate that what costs €494 now will cost €265 for 26 collections for a household of four people.
For a household of two with 12 collections it will go from a flat €228 at the moment to €175 when paying by weight and for a smaller single person house with nine collections per annum the comparison is €171 versus €149.