Prague will make waste collection more expensive in the new year. People in housing estates and larger houses probably pay the most
The price cannot be precisely quantified, it very much depends on the place of residence. Praguers now pay for waste collection according to the size of the containers and the frequency of collection. This system is no longer possible due to the amendment to the Waste Act and the city must approve a new one by the end of the year. The rate is now fixed at fifty pennies per liter of waste, as Environment Deputy Minister for the Environment Petr Hlubuček of the United Forces for Prague: But even there it will be a maximum of about 1 crown per day. “
Residents of housing estates pay extra
As a result of the change, the price will rise in direct proportion to the size of the bins, thus affecting the inhabitants of the housing estates the most. For example, a house in a housing estate, which uses the collection of unsorted waste three times a week, has so far paid about 46 thousand crowns a year, now it will be about 85 thousand. It follows from the approved decree that each inhabitant of the house pays around 420 crowns a year. On the other hand, for the smallest containers and houses where only one person lives, the collection will be cheaper by the new setting.
Prague originally wanted to maintain the current system, which calculated the price according to how often and how big the bin people had exported. But the new waste law implies that such a system is discriminatory. According to Hlubučka, Prague finally reached a rate of fifty pennies per liter of waste, which is half the maximum possible rate. Prague will cost about 2 billion crowns next year, and will collect one and a half in fees. He will have to pay extra for the operation.
“We will receive 200 million crowns as a contribution for handling packaging ecologically. There are approximately 200 million crowns left, which the capital will still cover from its own resources, “explains Petr Hlubuček.
Opposition politicians criticize the new system, they are bothered not only by the resulting increase in prices for a large part of Prague residents, but also by the fact that this is a decree at the last minute. The deputies will vote on it next week, a long debate can be expected. But Hlubuček changed by trying to negotiate the current setting with the state until the last moment. The wording of the decree is said to have been dealt with by the municipality since the spring, and it must also take into account the intervention in the budget.