Anthony Connor, Calls for direct action on new bin Charges
BIN CHARGES FOR customers in the country are set to treble under new price hikes announced by waste collection companies in a move described by Direct Democracy Ireland’s Anthony Connor as the brain child of the Labour Party, their last act of betrayal on the Irish people.
Many waste management firms are planning to introduce a new services charge as well as charge per kilo for general waste as of from the 1st July 2016, some customers will pay €104 a year in service charges – more than doubling the amount paid previously.
Connor went on to say its alarming that waste companies have little or no competition and are in a position to charge what they like, this is the problem with privatisation and we must remember this when we deal with the likes of Irish Water.
We are urging people to be sensible when dealing with their general waste, but we must not allow this these companies or our elected officials away with introducing these charges without making a stand. There are many courses of action that can be taken and we would encourage people not take this these new charges lying down.
We are very concerned about the realistic possibility of an increase in illegal dumping and we are calling on the government to step in and stop these unfair and unrealistic charges.
In the mean time we would encourage people to contact their local elected officials and the newly appointed Labour Party senator Ged Nash and demand these charges be stopped.
Anthony Connor, Direct Democracy Ireland, Louth/Meath