June 27th 2017 Department of Environment announces a complete U Turn on Pay x Weight and per kilo rates for each waste stream being set by the state. Instead ‘Standing Charges’ are still going to be allowed as stated in The Irish Times but the bin companies will also have to incorporate a charge that relates to the amount of waste a household produces.
Not a mention of the last government’s intention to seek out those households with no bin contracts as covered in the Irish times last year.
The intended introduction of the Department of the Environment’s new Pay x Weight household waste regulations for July 1st 2016 are deferred for a year, or maybe more.
As of today July 21st as reported in the Irish Times Councils operating under the Minister’s SI (Statuary Instrument) are to request data from refuse collectors to initially identify households that have no refuse contract, and to identify those that have a Brown bin but are not using it. Food waste is not permitted in a Black or general waste bin, once a Brown bin has been issued.
However those of us with Brown Bins will continue to segregate Food Waste from our general waste.
As of July 1st 2015 all refuse collectors as per the renewal of their waste collection licences, had to issue their customers with Brown bins. If you don’t have one simply contact your refuse collector and demand one, as if they refuse your request then report them to the Department of the Environment.
Households using the products sourced by Brown Bin Rescue and the ‘How To‘ info on this website will manage a Brown bin with ease, save on Black Bin costs, and be free from nasty odours.