AES says it is not introducing new charges to Kildare customers, in respect of recycled material.
It has, however, announced a range of price increases for general and other waste accepted at its Civic Amity facilities in Silliot Hill, Kilcullen and Gallows Hill, Athy.
These include an 8c increase in the tonnage rate, a €2 increase at Silliot Hill and at Gallows Hill.
These come in to effect on Monday, March 1st.
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AES statement, issued to Kfm Radio:
"AES is not introducing any new charges in respect of recycled material despite significant cost increases.
The cost of running Civic Amity facilities, such as Silliot Hill and Gallows Hill in Co Kildare, are reflected in the gate fees. While the General Waste prices have increased to reflect these costs, AES has made the decision, as part of our commitment to protecting the environment, not to increase charges on any recyclable items.
It is important to note there has been no increase in charges during the last ten years. This is despite substantial increases in the industry (including higher fuel, labour, insurance and disposal costs). It should also be noted that, following these changes Silliot Hill and Gallows Hill, will still remain competitive compared to other facilities in neighbouring counties.
Increases from the 1st of March will be as follows:
· Tonnage Rate will increase by 8c to 30c per Kg
· General Waste (Minimum Charge):
o Silliot Hill will increase by €2 (to €8)
o Gallows Hill will increase by €2 (to €6.50)
The decision to freeze recycling costs and increase general waste costs has been communicated to our customers.
AES encouraging people to mitigate the increased cost of general waste by recycling more. Currently, substantial volumes of recyclables are sent to general waste that could go for recycling or composting"
Article up-dated on 24/02/21, reflecting corrected information from AES on the increase, and new charge, at Gallows Hill.
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