The recent legislation passed in relation to bin charges has opened the floodgates for an era of legalized extortion of clients, particularly in urban areas where one company may hold a monopoly.
It has transpired that a waste management company in the Dublin has issued €30 fines after customers unwittingly put an used tea bag in the wrong bin.
The company reportedly took a stern attitude to such incident, and warned that service may be interrupted if contamination continues.
Waste companies have been accused of acting in a cartelist fashion, holding people to ransom over an essential service.
Some representatives from the People Before Profit party have gone as far as saying that companies are ‘robbing people blind’.
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