New EU legislation puts our bin prices up and a local company out of business
Inishowen is to lose a waste collection service with Inishowen Recycling ceasing to collect wheelie bins from tomorrow, Friday 24 April.
Paul McLaughlin of Inishowen Recycling said the company has taken the decision because the terms an EU Landfill directive, adopted by Ireland, that wheelie bins must be weighed has made the service economically unviable.
Mr McLaughlin said that installing a weighing mechanism on his bin lorries would cost more than €70,000, while keeping them properly calibrated and the administration of the new pay-by-weight system with households were also added costs.
Costs that, he says, will be passed onto households when the new regime is introduced.
Inishowen Recycling will continue to operate the skip hire and civic amenities side of its business.
Inishowen Recycling’s withdrawal from the wheelie bin collection service leaves just one operator serving the peninsula.