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Pay By Weight Bin Collection: Explained Simply

What about the new pay per weight regulations?

Minister Coveney has suspended the roll-out of Pay per Weight and has implemented a "12 Month Price Freeze on bin charges". We will update the website if there are any further changes regarding the pay per weight situation.

On the 1st of July 2016, by law all households in Ireland will pay for their bin collection on a pay by weight basis, with all three bins (general household waste, compost/food bin and recycling bin) charged per kilo at predetermined minimum rates.

The EPA have set a minimum price per kilo at Residual household waste (Black bin): €0.11, Brown bin (organic waste bin): €0.06 and a Recycling bin: €0.02 This is to stop below cost selling. It is expected that waste companies will add a margin to this figure and charge from between 17- 30 cent per Kg for black bin, 10-15 cent for organic and 5-15 cent for recycling.



Why did the government change to Pay per Weight Model:


This new charging system will promote better selective sorting, reduce your waste bill and help the planet. Pay By Weight (or PBW) is the one of most effective waste prevention mechanisms to meet EU targets for recyclable and biodegradable waste from landfills.
It is expected to divert an average of 440,000 tons of rubbish yearly sent to landfills and increase recycling levels by over 30%. Environment Minister Alan Kelly claims PBW will put Irish householders in a ‘win-win’ situation where a more efficient segregation of your waste will allow the reduction of your waste bill. Additionally it will enable the development of a more efficient and effective waste sector.


What does pay per weight mean for you?


The household charges will be decided by the weight of the material sent to be processed, the charge per kg is set by the waste company itself and the level of waste separation on the customers part. Households that separate their waste by putting their recycling and organic waste into

their green and brown wheelie bins can expect to pay lower changes potentially saving money on their waste collection. As well as the per KG price, most Bin collection companies will also apply an additional periodic service fee for servicing your bins. This will generally be €50- €100 per year. So in a nutshell, expect to be pay a service fee each year and then a per KG price per bin.

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New Pay per weight regulations explained simply



Pay By Weight-What it is:
Pay By Weight Explained

On the 1st of July 2016, by law all households in Ireland will pay for their bin collection on a pay by weight basis, with all three bins (general household waste, compost/food bin and recycling bin) charged per kilo at predetermined minimum rates. The EPA have set a minimum price per kilo at Residual household waste (Black bin): €0.11, Brown bin (organic waste bin): €0.06 and a Recycling bin: €0.02
This is to stop below cost selling. It is expected that waste companies will add a margin to this figure and charge from between 17- 30 cent per Kg for black bin, 10-15 cent for organic and 5-15 cent for recycling.
Why did the government change to Pay per Weight Model:
This new charging system will promote better selective sorting, reduce your waste bill and help the planet. Pay By Weight (or PBW) is the one of most effective waste prevention mechanisms to meet EU targets for recyclable and biodegradable waste from landfills. It is expected to divert an average of
440,000 tons of rubbish yearly sent to landfills and increase recycling levels by over 30%. Environment Minister Alan Kelly claims PBW will put Irish householders in a ‘win-win’ situation where a more efficient segregation of your waste will allow the reduction of your waste bill. Additionally it will enable the development of a more efficient and effective waste sector.
What does pay per weight mean for you?
The household charges will be decided by the weight of the material sent to be processed, the charge per kg is set by the waste company itself and the level of waste separation on the customers part. Households that separate their waste by putting their recycling and organic waste into their green and brown wheelie bins can expect to pay lower changes potentially saving money on their waste collection. As well as the per KG price, most Bin collection companies will also apply an additional periodic service fee for servicing your bins. This will generally be €50- €100 per year. So in a nutshell, expect to be pay a service fee each year and then a per KG price per bin PayPerWeightExplained New Pay per weight regulations explained simply
How can I reduce my bin collection service?
Food waste is very heavy and makes up from 30% to 50% of our household waste. The recycling and brown bin per kilo charge will be cheaper than the residual black bin charge, therefore the more you recycle and compost, the less the costs will be. Pay By Weight is better for the environment and better for your wallet. You can also switch to Kollect.ie that provides real pay-as-you-go bin collection without additional service fees or contract. We are laser focused on small households and those on a budget who only want to pay when they need their bins collected. Now all customers have to do is phone or book online when they want their bins collected.

When a customer books a bin collection with Kollect, we simply find the next bin truck passing their home and send them the job. Customers pay per KG. There is no contracts needed and customers can use their own bins once they own them. Most people in Waterford own their own bins, but if you don’t you can also buy bins on our website. For those who don’t want to book online all you need to do is phone us on 051- 375957 when you want your bin collected.