Key findings from January 2019 to June 2019 price analysis
The cost of collecting household waste has remained highly stable across 6 months of price data analysis. This is according to the latest review conducted by the Price Monitoring Group. The Group was established to monitor the cost of collecting household waste by licensed firms. It currently monitors 26 waste collection markets across Ireland. This comprises 19 individual companies with several of those operating in more than one area.
For this analysis, the Group compared price data from January 2019 against June 2019.
Comparing apples to apples
In January, there was a total of 50 different price plans on offer across the 26 markets firms operate. In June, this had decreased by one to 49. However, the data reveals that two of the January price plans had been dropped by service providers and one added. This means that a net total of 48 price plans are common to both January and June; this is the basis for the comparison.
Across the 48 price plans, the following price points are tracked:
In total, there are 111 price points common to both January and June of which 95 were unchanged, 8 increased and 8 decreased.
How prices fluctuated
Following is a breakdown of where prices changed:
Data Published Monthly
The Price Monitoring Group meets monthly to collect and analyse price data across all of the monitored firms. All of the data and accompanying report is made available publicly following each meeting.About the Price Monitoring Group
The group comprises representatives from: