Fears Potential Bin Collection Price Increases Will Put Elderly In A Pinch

The move could happen in a bid for waste collection companies to make up for losses accrued since the introduction of the Deposit Return Scheme.

Older people will be the worst hit by a potential increase in bin collection prices, according to a Westmeath councillor.

The Irish Independent reports waste collection companies may take the actions in a bid to make up for the loss of plastic bottles and drinks cans to the Deposit Return Scheme.

They claim they're losing millions of euros in sales to manufacturers since the scheme began.

Labour Councillor, Denis Leonard, says the elderly and those who don't drive will be hit on the double:

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