Pay-by-weight bin charges idea to be abandoned

Pay-by-weight bin charges idea to be abandoned

Plans to introduce pay-by-weight bin charges from next month have been abandoned, according to reports.

Communications Minister Denis Naughten is to tell the Cabinet today that a system which charges per kilogram of waste dumped is “inflexible” and will not work.

The issue caused huge controversy earlier this year when some waste collectors were accused of using the confusion over the introduce of the system to hike up charges.

Mr Naughten now wants more time to review waste charges in order to devise more ways for people to manage their waste costs.

It is understood a range of pricing structures are under consideration, with Mr Naughten seeking different pricing options to suit different types of households.

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