Limerick County Council owed €480k by private waste operaters

PRIVATE waste operators owed Limerick county council €480,000 in gate-fees and VAT at the end of June, Cllr Michael Collins has been told.

PRIVATE waste operators owed Limerick county council €480,000 in gate-fees and VAT at the end of June, Cllr Michael Collins has been told.

He had asked what credit, if any, had been given to any of the operators for 2011.

In reply, Ollie Killeen, head of finance said that sales of services reached €8.741m at Gortadroma in 2010 and sales for the first six months of 2011 came to €4.88m – and of this, €0.48m including landfill levy and VAT is outstanding.

“The individual credit terms extended to users of the landfill facility are considered to be commercially sensitive and are not being released at present,” Mr Killeen said.

Last year the council decided selling off Gortadroma was the best course of action and a number of expressions of interest were received. These had whittled down to three “indicative offers” by March 21 – to be followed by further investigation and due diligence.

Councillors however will have to sanction any sale before it goes through.

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