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On the 1st of January 2005 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council introduced 'Pay by Weight' refuse collection charges to help offset the cost of disposing of our 80,000 tonnes of rubbish they collect every year. The fixed standing charge for the year will be €80, plus €4 per 140/280ltr bin lift (each time bin is left out for collection), plus .20c per kilogramme of waste collected.
According to the council this will average out to around €350 per year for each household. Therefore you can expect a bill for €350 from the council in early 2005, and must have it paid by 28th February 2005. There is an option to split the payments in half and pay €175 by the 28th February and the ballance of €175 by the 31st July 2005. Wheelie Bins will be supplied 'free of charge' from the council.
If you decide to pay the charge in full before the 28th February 2005 you will be entered in two 'Environmental Waste Charges Private Members Draws' (28th Feb & 31st July). First prize in a Car and there are ten prizes of €1,300 each.
With the new system, each householder receives a strong, lightweight, mobile, plastic bin which is fitted with wheels and a hinged lid. On your appointed collection day, after you have placed it at the kerbside, your wheeled bin will be lifted by mechanical equipment on the refuse collection vehicle, emptied and returned to the kerbside.
You can identify the bin allocated to your property by a unique serial number on the body, or mark your name or number on the inside of the lid. The bin is part of a system which will allow the Council to record information on weights of refuse and provide a much better and efficient service. The Council consider that the 240 litre bin described above is the most suitable and will meet the needs of the vast majority of householders at all times of the year. If, however, you have a particular difficulty with the standard bin, a smaller 140 litre wheeled bin is available.
Any queries or complaints concerning the service should be made to Environment Department on (01) 205 4810 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. More detailed information is available through the links below.
So if we want to save money we have to cut down on the amount of rubbish we leave out for collection, cut down the number of times we leave the bins out, and recycle as much as possible. Another great way to cut down the weight in the bins is to compost.
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