Updated: 25/08/17 : 09:56:22
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Greenstar to hike waste collection charges from next week

Greenstar Waste, based in Deep Water Quay, Sligo, currently providing recycling and waste-collection in the region and nationally is set to increase its prices next week.

The new pricing structure comes into effect from the 1st September and the company says its due to the falling value of recyclables in the international commodity market.

A household customer with a green, black, and compost bin, who pays 23.76 a month, will pay 24.50 from September 1.

This new charge is separate to the bin-fee increases that are predicted to kick in from September.

In June, the Government announced it would not be enforcing a pay-by-weight system. Instead, from September, flat-rate bin charges are no longer permitted.

It means waste-collection companies are free to use several charging methods, such as standing charges, pay-per-lift, pay-per-kilogramme, pay-by-weight bands, and weight-allowance charges.