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The World Trade Organisation it intends to ban the import of “all scrap plastics and unsorted paper” by the end of the year.
It is a response to the scale of recyclable waste that is often dirty, poorly sorted or contaminated.
We need to think about our environment and the costs for contaminated bins, as it does affect us all.
As a little reminder please check what goes into blue, black and brown bins
This coming week’s Monday collection of Waste will be serviced on Saturday 5th of August.
Please have your bins out Friday night available for early morning collection.
The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D., today (27 June 2017) confirmed that a more flexible framework for waste collection charges has been approved by Government.
The Minister stated "Allowing for a range of charging options, which most consumers are already familiar with, will encourage householders to reduce and separate their waste while choosing the service-price offering that best suits their circumstances and allows them manage their costs. Therefore, I have decided not to impose a compulsory 'one size fits all' per-kilogramme charging system on waste collectors."
The amount of waste sent to landfill has increased in the last two years. In 2016, there was insufficient capacity to dispose of residual waste and emergency powers were invoked by the regulatory authorities to make additional landfill capacity available. It is important to act now to encourage waste reduction to avert a return to an over-dependence on landfill. An incentivised pricing structure for household waste collection is an important measure in this regard.
Under the new arrangement, waste collectors will be given the flexibility to continue to offer, or to introduce, a range of incentivised pricing options to their customers. These options include elements or combinations of standing charges, and per-lift, per-kilogramme, weight-bands, and weight allowance charges.
A "one size fits all" mandatory, nationwide per-kilogramme charging system will not be implemented.
However, 'all-in flat rate' charging for household waste will start to be phased out as customers renew or enter new service contracts.
All waste collectors will be required to start rolling-out food/organic "brown" bins to all localities nationwide with a population greater than 500 people. This will help more households divert waste away from their standard black bins. Further consideration will be given to extending 'brown' bin coverage in phases to smaller localities.
An annual support of €75 will be introduced for persons with lifelong/long-term medical incontinence. This support will help people meet the average annual cost of disposal of incontinence products. The details and arrangements of this support will be finalised later this year, after further consultation with the stakeholder groups.
In support of the new arrangements, the three Regional Waste Management Planning Offices will implement an information and awareness campaign in the third quarter of the year.
Please note your collection due Bank Holiday Monday 5th June will be done on Saturday the 3rd June.
Please leave your bins out Friday night for early morning collection.
The successful candidate will be employed to service all Customers in the Kildare & Dublin Region.
Drivers required to drive a Roll on and Skip Truck in Kildare and Dublin.
This position is based out of Naas, Co Kildare
Only apply by sending CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of application is 31st May 2017
If you are currently using our paper bin tags but are not registered or all of your bins are not microchipped and assigned to your account then you must do so without delay to continue receiving a service.
You can register here or by phone on 046 94 33366.
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