‘A load of rubbish!’

Oxigen Environmental has denied that Dundalk householders are paying at least e50 a year more than people in Drogheda for the same Oxigen bin collection.

Oxigen Environmental has denied that Dundalk householders are paying at least e50 a year more than people in Drogheda for the same Oxigen bin collection.

According to a statement issued by the waste management company, it’s not true that Dundalk people are paying more than those in Drogheda for the same service.

An Oxigen customer care agent recently quoted the annual bin collection charge for residents in Drogheda as e250 a year, which works out at e20.83 a month or e62.50 per quarter.

Residents living in Dundalk town centre pay nearly e50 per year more than householders in Drogheda, with quarterly charges of e74.75 or a yearly charge of nearly e300.

However, Oxigen Environmental has attributed the difference in price to the difference in the services provided in both Louth towns.

The statement said: “Oxigen Environmental has proudly offered a quality waste management service to its customer base in the North East for more than 20 years, employing a workforce of over 140 staff from the surrounding area...

“Oxigen offer an additional 26 bin collections per year in Dundalk compared to Drogheda and this additional service offering is reflected in the price difference.

“The underlying price structure is the same in both areas. The figure...for Drogheda is an introductory offer to attract new customers as part of an on going marketing campaign in Drogheda.”

The company said that it is misleading to compare a limited introductory offer with a standard annual service charge and added that there is an additional level of service provided in Dundalk.