September 2019 data – The cost of collecting residential household waste was extremely stable in September. In fact, the level of price adjustment across all of the monitored firms was at one of the lowest rates since price monitoring began.
This is based on the latest analysis conducted by the Price Monitoring Group which actively monitors 26 service providers from across the country. This comprises 19 individual companies, with some firms operating in more than one area
Many of the waste collection firms monitored offer multiple waste collection packages to their customers. This means there are far more waste collection packages than firms.
In the month of September, the total number of recorded waste collection packages was 49, the same number recorded a month earlier (a full breakdown of all service offers is included in the data part of this report).
During the September price monitoring campaign, there was no change in the total number of price packages compared to the previous month which stands at 8. Examples of price packages include: Service charge plus per kg weight charge; E-tag and other options (the full list of all pricing models is incorporated with this report under the data analysis).
Where prices did change
The September price variations are as follows:
Communication of price data
As was observed during the August calling campaign, in September, there was no difficulty attaining general price information from any of the monitored firms, either by phone or through company websites.
Why information is anonymised
The purpose of the Price Monitoring Group is to establish and track whether the prices householders pay for the collection of household waste fluctuates and if so, by how much. It does this by using a mystery-shopping approach to a proportion of licensed waste collection firms. However, since price monitoring is not carried out on a whole-of-market basis, it is not in a position to publish names of those firms that are actively monitored.
Composition of the PMG
The group comprises representatives from:
To date, the Price Monitoring Group has met on twenty-six separate occasions: 13th September, 11th 2017, October, 14thNovember, 12th December, 9th January 2018, 13th February, 13th of March, 10th April, 14th, May, 20th June, 17th July, August 14th, September 11th, October 16th, November 14th, December 11th 2018, January 15th 2019, February 12th, March 14th, April 9th , May 14th June 11th, July 9th, August 20th 2019, September 10th, 2019 and October 8th 2019.
September analysis is available here