Householders on South Tipperary County Council’s waste collection service can look forward to a 20% reduction in fees thanks to the take-over of the service by Clean Ireland Recycling at the end of the month, the company confirmed this week.
Furthermore, it is expected that up to twelve jobs will be created when the company commences recruitment during October, The Tipperary Star understands.
One of Munster’s fastest growing and most reputable waste management service operators, Clean Ireland Recycling will officially take over the service on October 31st and mark commencement of operations by rolling-out a free recycling bin, which will replace the existing ‘recycling bag’ used by householders, to all customers within the first month of operations.
Clean Ireland Recycling will also distribute its glass recycling bins to householders in larger urban areas and offer a free clothes collection that will net a local charity – yet to be decided – a significant annual contribution.
In keeping with the award winning company’s strong environmental focus, Clean Ireland Recycling - which already operates household collections in Cahir, Cashel and Tipperary - will follow-up the roll-out of the recycling bin by making its brown-waste composting bin available to all customers in the county over the coming months.
Together with the company’s reduction of 20% on the existing council charges these initiatives will further reduce annual waste bills for householders as well as significantly strengthening their contribution to the environment. In addition to the above, customers will also, on transferring over to Clean Ireland Recycling, receive Easy Pay cards, which will enable them to pay their bill in part or in full at the large number of Post Point outlets across the county.
Commenting on the signing of contracts with South Tipperary local authorities, Clean Ireland Recycling Chief Finance Officer Caroline Walsh said that the deal will be a win-win for all involved, not least householders.
“This is excellent news for householders on a number of grounds. They will get an enhanced service and, most importantly for them, at a significantly reduced rate than what they had been paying heretofore. They will also have the benefit of knowing that their service provider has for the past 21 years been a market leader in delivering environmentally friendly waste management services.
“We have a growing customer base across Munster and while our customers ultimately stay with us because of price, the decision is also heavily influenced by the fact that we place such an emphasis on delivering the most environmentally friendly waste collection service possible. In short, we incentivise our customers like no other operator to reduce their costs by recycling more.
“Clean Ireland’s concentration over the years on green waste management solutions also figured heavily in marking criteria for the award of this service. It was far from a case of South Tipperary County Council merely selling for the best price; they were keen to ensure their customers were being handed over to an operator with all the right credentials and we appreciate that vote of confidence in our services.”
Ms Walsh also confirmed that Clean Ireland Recycling will be maintaining the very generous waiver system in operation by South Tipperary County Council for a period of 12 months as well as continuing to provide free collection to a variety of Tidy Towns and other community groups around the county.