Green bins May 18, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Writing about the scrapping of mandatory green bin levies one will read under the headline:
Under moves signed into law by the then minister for environment Alan Kelly in January, all waste collectors were expected to move to a pay-by-weight systems instead of flat fees by July 1st.
Its abolition took the industry – and according to sources Mr Kelly – by surprise on Wednesday.
Industry sources linked the move to a “political sop” designed to address concerns among Fianna Fáil and Independent politicians about the switch to pay-by-weight charges.
Perhaps so because further in:
Mr Kelly refused to comment on the situation but a source close to him said the move to drop the green bin charge was “politically driven” and similar to debates over Irish Water, remarking that “it will cost more in the end to pretend this is free”.
By the way, if it were paid out of general taxation… but what’s the point in trying make that case to the current crop of ‘social democrats’ in the LP?