If you’ve ever wondered about how we got the bin collection ‘services’ we have… June 21, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
…this explains a fair bit. It would appear that we – ahem – enjoy, the option that was last on everyone’s list. Bar the waste collection companies. Or some of them.
There are considered to be two types of competitive model for markets such as domestic waste collection: competition within the market; and competition for the market.
The councils had wanted to introduce a competition for the market model, whereby one council would either deliver the service in the Dublin region, or run a competitive tendering process to select a single provider for the service.
But we got…
Mr Justice Liam McKechnie (now of the Supreme Court) issued a ruling in the Panda case which scuppered the councils’ intentions. The ruling, in favour of a competition within the market system, was accepted as covering the Greenstar case also. At the time, Poland was the only EU member state running such a system for domestic waste collection.