Tue, 14 Jul 2020

DUBLIN, Ireland - The cost of collecting household waste in Ireland has remained highly stable across 6 months of price data analysis, according to the latest review conducted by the Price Monitoring Group.

The group was established to monitor the cost of collecting household waste by licensed firms. It currently monitors 26 waste collection markets across Ireland. This comprises 19 individual companies with several of those operating in more than one area.

For the latest analysis, price data from January 2019 was compared against June 2019.

In January, there was a total of 50 different price plans on offer across the 26 markets. In June, this had decreased by one to 49. However, the data reveals that two of the January price plans had been dropped by service providers and one added. This means that a net total of 48 price plans are common to both January and June; this is the basis for the comparison.

Across the 48 price plans, tracked are Service Charges, Waste Lift Charges, Recycling Lift Charges, Compost Lift Charges, Per KG Waste Charges, Per KG Recycling Charges, and Per KG Compost Charges.

In total, there are 111 price points common to both January and June of which 95 were unchanged, eight increased and 8 decreased.

How prices fluctuated

Following is a breakdown of where prices changed:

Company B decreased Organic lift charge from 5.00 to 4.00

Company C increased Service Charge from 10.00 to 15.00

Company C decreased Service Charge from 13.17 to 10.00

Company D increased Service Charge from 19.08 to 29.17

Company D increased Service Charge from 23.00 to 25.18

Company D increased the Waste per KG lift charge from 0.19 to 0.22

Company F decreased Service Charge from 26.00 to 25.80

Company J increased Service Charge from 16.50 to 20.95

Company M increased Service Charge from 4.00 to 5.41

Company N decreased Service Charge from 26.50 to 24.50

Company N decreased Waste lift charge from 13.00 to 11.00

Company N decreased Recycling lift charge from 6.00 to 5.00

Company N decreased Organic lift charge from 7.50 to 5.00

Company P increased the Waste Lift charge from 11.20 to 12.00

Company P increased the Recycling lift charge from 3.00 to 4.00

Company P decreased Organic lift charge from 5.70 to 5.00

Data Published Monthly

The Price Monitoring Group meets monthly to collect and analyse price data across all of the monitored firms. All of the data and accompanying report is made available publicly following each meeting.

About the Price Monitoring Group

The group comprises representatives from:

-Waste Policy & Resource Efficiency Division

-An economist from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment,

-A statistician from the Central Statistics Office.

-Shelfwatch an independent price monitoring group and

-Frank Conway, an independent consumer expert.

(Photo credit: Clean Ireland).

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