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GRTU has written to Hon George Pullicino Minister for resources and Rural Affairs regarding the landfill fees. Following the meeting with the Hon Minister earlier this month and a meeting for the waste management sector GRTU sent the following comments:
The sector notes that increasing landfill fees from €0.91/tonne to €20.00/tonne is not only detrimental to the waste management operators but also to many industries operating in the private sector inclusive of hotels, restaurants and other commercial entities. The waste management sector is today being paid six months in arrears, so it is no longer acceptable for the sector to be able to offer such credit facilities with such a fee increase.
The waste management sector is the carrier in this situation and they should in no way be made to burden the costs of those generating the waste. Even the waste generators themselves cannot afford such a burden overnight. The Hotels and restaurant and all small and medium sized enterprises are suffering through an economic crises and any exorbitant increase is totally not acceptable to these sectors.
GRTU confirms that it agrees with the sustainability concept but there are times and circumstances when this should be implemented.
GRTU on behalf of all its members explained that it cannot agree to such an increase and that we are prepared to meet and discuss an acceptable solution to this landfill sustainability situation.
GRTU requested to receive a confirmation that there will be no increases of any sort implemented before future discussions are held and realistic agreements are reached.
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