Reminder of ‘Pay by Weight’ waste collection system

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Leitrim County Council wish to remind all householders in County Leitrim that Waste in the County will continue to be collected by permitted waste collectors and charged using a Pay by Weight System as per Leitrim County Council’s Household Waste Presentation Byelaws.

Leitrim County Council wish to remind all householders in County Leitrim that Waste in the County will continue to be collected by permitted waste collectors and charged using a Pay by Weight System as per Leitrim County Council’s Household Waste Presentation Byelaws.

Household waste collectors operating in County Leitrim will be required to provide a Black bin (Waste), Blue bin (Recyclables) and Brown Bin (Food Waste) pay by weight service to their customers.  

What is Pay by Weight

Pay by weight is a system whereby householders pay per kilogram for the amount of waste they produce, the less they produce the less they pay.

Leitrim householder’s need to ensure that they are registered and have an account number with a permitted waste collector.

If householders do not have an account number they should ring their waste collector as soon as possible to get one.

The byelaws require that householders shall cooperate with their chosen waste collector in order to ensure that all of their bins (Black/blue and brown) are chipped and scanned.

The Pay by weight system will allow for greater recycling and diversion of waste from landfill and will result in savings to householders. This is already evident since the system was introduced on December 1st 2014.

Leitrim householders should also be aware that the tag system is now prohibited.

Householders should contact their waste collector in order to obtain refunds for any tags on hand. 

If householders have any queries regarding pay by weight they should contact their waste collector or consult their website, otherwise please consult Leitrim County Council’s website at leitrimcoco.ie where there is a list of frequently asked questions or otherwise please contact Environmental Hotline at 1890 205 205.