Donegal home owners face much higher bin charges

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first_img WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Donegal home owners face much higher bin charges Twitter Newsx Adverts Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest New figures show that in some cases Donegal people are paying almost twice as much in bin charges compared to other parts of the country.A survey by the Irish Independent shows waste collection costs vary massively around the country, with rates ranging from €199 a year in Kilkenny to €380 in Donegal.it is claimed that the high costs in some areas is one reason why half-a-million households have not signed up to a rubbish collection service, leading to huge problems with illegal dumping and burning of waste.Environment Minister Phil Hogan is now considering forcing all households to sign up for waste collection services.The Independent’s survey shows that even customers of the same company can pay different amounts, as Greenstar charges €380 in Donegal but just €199 in Kilkenny —  the latter is an introductory offer to attract new customers.The Irish Waste Management Association blames distances in more remote counties like Donegal as a reason for higher charges.Meanwhile the latest Environmental Protection Agency figures show that 29pc of households nationwide don’t have a waste collection service.This rises to 63pc of occupied homes in Donegal and over 50pc in Roscommon, Cavan, Offaly, Sligo and Limerick. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – March 26, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleTributes paid to former Sinn Fein Councillor and Mayor of BuncranaNext articleTributes paid to former Buncrana and County Councillor Jim Ferry News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Facebook Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img

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