May 18, 2021
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Waterford TD plans to bring waste managment back under control of local councils

A Waterford TD is bringing forward legislation in the Dáil to bring back waste management under the control of local authorities.

Deputy David Cullinane, who is Sinn Féin’s environment spokesperson, said today: “The privatisation of domestic waste collection has not served us well.

“The high cost of bills is a real financial worry for many families. The level of recycling has also stagnated. This is on top of multiple waste firms serving the same housing estates, causing unnecessary disruption with no real competition on price.”

Under his plan, Deputy Cullinane (pictured below) said local councils would control waste management in their own counties, adding: “To get there we first need to regulate the sector. Next week I will introduce a bill that will kickstart this process. We need an independent waste management regulator with the authority to licence waste firms, to set prices, and to enforce its decisions where necessary through fines or sanctions or both.”

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