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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: New civic amenity charges Reply with quote

What about the new civic amenity charges.....?

€10 and €20 euro charges all around.......


Looks like the hedgerows are going to fill up with old sinks,scrap metal, plastic containers, oil and paper........

Materials Accepted

Matieral How to Present Where to Place Free / Charge

Glass Wash Out Bottle Banks Free
Food Tins Wash & Squash Mixed Can Bank Free
Drink Cans Wash & Squash Mixed Can Bank Free
Aerosol Cans Remove Plastic Lid Mixed Can Bank Free
Textiles Textile Bank Free
Paper Not Shredded Paper Bank Charge
Plastic Containers Wash & Squash Plastic Bank Charge
Tetrapak (Juice Carton & Milk Cartons) Wash & Squash Tetra Pak Bank Charge
Cardboard Clean Card Only Compactor Charge Batteries (Household) Battery Bin Free
Batteries (Car) Battery Containers Free
Fluorescent Light Bulbs Bulb Containers Free
Waste Engine Oil Engine Oil Tank Charge Waste Catering Oil Cooking Oil Tank Charge
Print Cartridges Cartridge Bin Free
Mobile Phones Mobile Phone Bin Free
Scrap Metal Scrap Metal Skip Charge Small Electrical Goods (Computers, Radios Etc) Cages Free
Large Electrical Goods (Fridges, Cookers Etc) Free Standing Area Free
Gas Bottles Designated Area Free

you even get a €10 charge for a garden chair or an ironing board. €20 for an armchair or a door....now come on, Who thought this one up?

It rubs salt in the wounds when the council both charge for us to recycle and also charge the recycling companies for the stuff we have taken in....

More info....

The following scale of charges is being introduced at ALL Civic Amenity Sites with effect from 16th April 2009

You should note that the following list may not cover all waste items accepted at the facility.
Items not otherwise specified will be charged on the basis of the nearest comparable item.
The decision of site staff will be final.



Recycling

•Free Recycling
The following recyclable items will be accepted Free of Charge:
◦Glass bottles/jars
◦Food and drink cans, aerosol cans
◦Textiles
◦Fluorescent Tubes
◦Household Batteries
◦Car Batteries
◦Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
◦Print Cartridges/Mobile Phones

•€10 & €20 Recycling
€10 will allow access for private vehicles (without trailers) and €20 for private vehicles with small car trailers (e.g. 6” by 4”) depositing a combination of the following waste items and materials:
◦Paper
◦Cardboard
◦Plastic
◦Milk & Drinks Cartons
◦Waste Engine Oil
◦Waste Cooking Oil
◦Mixed metals (e.g. steel sink, beer barrel, bicycle, bin, barbecue, radiator, water tank)
Bulky Items Charges

•€10 Charge:
A charge of €10 per item will apply for the deposit of the following bulky items:
◦Mattress (Single), Single Bed – excl. mattress, Crate
◦Kitchen/Dining Chair, Buggy, Bedside Locker
◦Garden Chair, Rocking Horse, Pram
◦High Chair, Slide, Large Toys
◦Ironing Board, Stepladder, Curtain/Blind
◦Toilet, Cistern, Bathroom Sink

•€20 Charge:
A charge of €20 per item will apply for the deposit of the following bulky items:
◦Double Bed – excl. mattress, Chest of Drawers, Table
◦Mattress (Double), Bath, Sofa
◦Armchair, Shower Tray, Door
◦Wardrobe, Cot, Linoleum (per room/roll)
◦Carpet (per room/roll)
Note
Vehicles with large, agricultural, silage or livestock trailers will not be allowed access to the Council’s Civic Amenity Sites.

Construction and demolition wastes, such as windows, fireplaces, ceramic tiles, slates, roof tiles and timber, will not be accepted at the Council’s Civic Amenity Sites.

Items not otherwise specified will be charged on the basis of the nearest comparable item. The decision of site staff will be final. It you are unsure whether an item will be accepted, you should contact,
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bloody ridiculous.
the irish govt. (supposedly) wants us to recycle more. so what do they do? they provide facilities that more than fall short of sufficient, and then charge through the nose for the privelege of their use.
of course recycling costs money, but charges like these only serve to provide a disincentive to recycle. if you ask me more should be charged for disposal of landfill waste, which would both discourage people from just throwing everything in together andgenerate extra revenue which could be used to provide more accessible and competent recycling facilities.
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