And what of another charges regime May 3, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
More than half of households targeted in a two-year Dublin City Council crackdown on illegal dumping have failed to pay waste charges.
Of course it’s probably expedient to release those figures for a whole host of reasons, not least that ‘The figures contributed to the council’s decision to expand its use of CCTV images to expose people who dump their rubbish in the street’.
But for those of us who have problems from the off about charging systems for public services in regards to equity, the existence of broader deeper tax collection structures already in situ, etc, it’s also intriguing to read that:
However, fine payment rates are low and in some of the bags inspected previously issued litter fines were found. The council said its efforts had not been sufficient to stem the illegal dumping problem in the area and “overall the figures remain unacceptably high”.
No word though of the actual waste collection services which are on occasion, and unlike their council predecessors, remarkably intermittent at times.