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Waste story… October 26, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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A small snippet of a story in the SBP at the weekend noted that:

The government is under intense pressure… to establish a full-scale inquiry into alleged anti-competitive practices in the waste management sector, after fresh whistleblower claims were passed to senior minsters and the competition watchdog.

And:

It is understood that the claims were passed to FF housing, planning and local government TD Barry Cowen..

And Cowen notes that those who make the claims are willing to step forward.

How about this for a couple of sentences?

The allegations relate to barriers to entry, market concentration and price collusion. There is no suggestions of wrong doing or illegal behaviour on behalf of any operator in the waste collection industry.

Well now.

It is, many of us I suspect feel, long past time that a cold eye was cast on this particular area.

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1. Anthony S. - October 26, 2016

I’m in the waste management business. Everybody immediately assumes you’re mobbed up. It’s a stereotype. And it’s offensive. And you’re the last person I would want to perpetuate it… There is no Mafia.

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W White - October 26, 2016

Similar cliches also do a disservice to the many hard working small business people in the crystal meth trade. Less of the cheap generalisations please, Mister CLR.

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2. Ed - October 26, 2016

Expect an article from Colm Keena about how this is all the fault of the anti-bin charge protesters and how it shows the urgency of getting Irish Water motoring as soon as possible.

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3. Joe - October 26, 2016

Funny. I can’t remember where now but it was at some event or other involving reputable public servants where a big hint was dropped that one or other of the big Dublin bin collection companies was ‘connected’ to organised crime. No evidence was proferred to back up the hint.
But then weren’t a load of lorries belonging to one company set on fire when they first entered the Dublin market? Could have been mindless vandalism of course.

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4. Seedot - October 26, 2016

Could this possibly be the way to divert from the very real deterioration in waste collection service and the cleanliness of the city since the privatisation of the bin service and the winding down of public provision.

Its a crime issue, not ideology. The markets would do it right, if not for those pesky criminals just pretending to be entrepeneurial go-getter business people.

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Joe - October 26, 2016

Could indeed be.

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