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Municipalities want a monopoly on waste processing


The Sejm (Parliament), in accordance with the Law of 1 July 2011, has caused a re-municipalisation of municipal waste management industry. At the same time the legislature has allowed entrepreneurs to participate in tenders for the collection and disposal of garbage. Today, the municipalities go a step further - they want private companies to be deprived of that right.


- We warned that such would be the effects of changes in the law. We predicted that the municipalities would be willing to grab waste management industry for themselves, eliminating the private market - said Andrzej Malinowski, the President of the Employers of Poland. - The municipalities want to reach for the whole "garbage cake" worth about PLN 5 bln per year - added President Malinowski.


According to private entrepreneurs, if it reaches the stage where the proposals of municipalities are pushed through, the self-government companies deprived of competition will not be forced to keep attention to the optimization of the cost and the quality of services, and it will mainly hit residents who, as a consequence, will pay more for waste disposal.