A Nationwide Review of Pay-By-Use (PBU) Domestic Waste Collection Charges in Ireland

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Four main issues were selected for investigation during the case study stage:
1 the impact of various PBU systems on householders waste-presentation rates; 2 waste-presentation rates for landfill under different levels of access to a kerbside recycling service; 3 the relationship between PBU domestic waste charges and illegal domestic waste diversion; and 4 the role of the private waste collector in domestic waste collection in Ireland. On a nationwide level there has been a general
decrease in the amount of waste produced in cases
where PBU has been introduced, whereas those
areas without PBU systems have seen an increase
in average rates of waste presentation: There has been improvement in levels of recycling
in the time period following the introduction of PBU although this increase is often a continuation of a general trend that was occurring before PBU was introduced (and it has also occurred in locations where PBU has not been introduced). Recycling behaviour is influenced by other developments such as improved recycling infrastructure and changing public attitudes towards recycling activities.

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Dr. Abigail O'Callaghan-Platt
Trinity College
Research Scientist
Department of Geography,, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
Telephone: +353 85 1141557
e-mail: aocalla@tcd.ie

Dr. Anna Davies
Trinity College
Research Scientist
Department of Geography,, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 8961554
e-mail: daviesa@tcd.ie

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Author(s)O'Callaghan-Platt, A. Davies, A.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationA Nationwide Review of Pay-By-Use (PBU) Domestic Waste Collection Charges in Ireland
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=6f40e6a3-eda7-102b-930a-f07fa8cd0edb
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Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2017-11-18

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=90
Resource KeywordsDomestic Waste PBU Pay-By-Use
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2005-WRM-MS-33-M1
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWaste and Resource Management
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
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Limitations on the use of this ResourceReference original authors
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 2
Project Start Date Monday 1st May 2006 (01-05-2006)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 1st May 2006 (01-05-2006)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Saturday 1st December 2007 (01-12-2007)
Published on SAFERFriday 17th October 2008 (17-10-2008)
Date of Last EditTuesday 25th November 2008 at 13:50:07 (25-11-2008)
Datasets or Files Updated On Tuesday 25th November 2008 at 13:50:07 (25-11-2008)

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These issues were examined through studies conducted in two local authority case studies (a Cork County Council case study and a Dublin Waste Management Region case study) and with a selection of six private waste collectors. Within Cork County Council there are three separate waste-management divisions: (i) North, (ii) South and (iii) West Cork. Pay-by-weight was introduced on separate dates in the different divisions: for West Cork in January 2003, North Cork in February 2004, and South Cork in January 2005. Since the introduction of pay-by-weight charging the county council has also provided a kerbside recycling service to many of its customers. At the time of the questionnaire response (summer 2006), kerbside recycling service was available to 100% of local authority customers in South Cork and it was in the process of being phased in across North Cork. The local authority planned to offer kerbside recycling to customers in West Cork by the end of 2006/beginning of 2007. However, at the time of the case study in August 2007 kerbside recycling was being introduced to households of West Cork. Using the Dublin Waste Management Region as a case study, it was possible to determine the relative impacts of a pay-by-weight and a tag-based system on domestic waste-presentation rates in the presence of access to a kerbside recycling service. The case study compared the impacts of a pay-by-weight system in Dun Laoghaire? Rathdown County Council to the impacts of a tag-based system in Fingal County Council.

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From 2006 to 2008 this study, ?A Nationwide Review of Pay-By-Use (PBU) Domestic Waste Collection Charges in Ireland?, investigated the implementation of PBU domestic waste charges in Ireland in order to discern their impact on domestic waste-management activities such as waste presentation, waste recycling and illegal waste diversion.
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Current systems of information collection for wasterelated activities, such as illegal diversion, recycling and waste presented, are dispersed and fragmented.
As a result, it is difficult to compare the data collected across locations. In addition, data can be incomplete due to the retention of information by private sector collectors claiming that it is commercially sensitive, or because of a lack of monitoring, such as with illegal waste activities.
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