Let the rip-off commence: Some waste companies begin issuing fines for ‘contamination’ – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
August 19, 2017

Let the rip-off commence: Some waste companies begin issuing fines for ‘contamination’

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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