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County Armagh based firm Envirogreen Recycling is urging Irish companies to re -evaluate their waste costs in an effort to reduce their outgoings and remain competitive in these difficult times.

Envirogreen Recycling surveyed more than 100 small, medium and large enterprises throughout Ireland.

The results make for some interesting reading, their survey found nearly 35% of companies in Ireland were paying significant waste disposal costs with skips and bins, even though the materials contained with these receptacles such as cardboard and plastic were of considerable monetary value.

Envirogreen Recycling’s managing director Conor Guy said: “Irish firms are not being made aware of the value of their recyclables by the waste companies as they would prefer their customers to pay for expensive skips and bins, well, in actual fact the waste company should be paying their customers for the materials.”

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