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Household Waste Collection Charges Show No Change Since November.


Cost of household waste collection services continue to be stable with no change according to latest analysis - Household Waste Collection Price Monitoring Group (PMG).


December 19th, 2017



Household Waste Collection Charges Show No Change Since November.



Overall findings from the latest surveillance

The latest findings are as follows: The Price Monitoring Group has observed no overall price changes when compared to those in the November analysis.


How the report is prepared and compiled

There is no single or uniform pricing arrangement available to homeowners across Ireland for the collection and disposal of household waste. Because of this and in order to effectively identify and track the full mix of pricing options, a total of 26 service providers are currently being actively mystery shopped on a month-by-month basis by Shelfwatch, an independent price monitoring company.


Range of pricing models available to homeowners

The Price Monitoring Group has identified 10 service offers across the 26 companies being actively tracked. This is the same number of service offers identified in the November report. Examples of the service offers include: service charge plus per kg weight charge; service charge plus charge per lift; service charge including weight allowance plus per kg excess weight charge, E-tag, Flat Rate and other options.


About the Price Monitoring Group

The Group was established on September 13th, 2017 to monitor the ongoing cost of residential waste disposal to homeowners across Ireland.


Composition of the PMG

The group comprises representatives from:

  • Waste Policy & Resource Efficiency Division
  • An economist from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment,
  • A statistician from the Central Statistics Office.
  • Shelfwatch – an independent price monitoring group and
  • Frank Conway, an independent consumer expert.


    To date, the PMG has met on four separate occasions: 13 September, 11 October, 14 November, and 12 December.



Enquiries to:

Frank Conway, Chairperson, Price Monitoring Group. ​

Submissions to: (please note that this email address has been put in place to facilitate the submission of input to the Group. The Group will take all submissions on board but will be unable to respond to submissions on an individual basis)

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