Cllr Daithí Doolan ((SF for for Ballyfermot-Drimnagh) claims Dublin householders are going to be hit by a massive 48 per cent hit when Greyhound Recycling increases its charges for the brown bin from July Daithí Doolan.
“This huge increase will come as a shock to Greyhound customers. The monthly charge is to jump by 48 per cent from €16.50 to €24.47. This increase comes just two months after Panda started charging their customers for the brown bin collection.
“This week’s announcement by Greyhound is driven by nothing else but greed. None of the waste collection companies are struggling to maintain profits.”
“This price gouging puts further pressure of families already struggling to pay for mortgages, food, gas and electricity,” said Cllr Doolan (above).
“The solution is very clear. The domestic waste collection service must be brought back in to public ownership. This would ensure that the householders are no longer the victims of companies whose only motivation is profit and greed. The argument that competition in the market benefits the customer is now firmly and truly buried.
“If local authorities took back the waste collection, service costs would be hugely reduced, putting money back in the public’s pocket.
“It is time for the government to step in, take control and introduce legislation that will allow councils to take the service back in to public ownership.”
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