MPs raise garbage fees

The lower house of Parliament on Wednesday approved legislation allowing municipalities to double the maximum fee for collecting garbage. Municipalities will be as able to charge up to 1,000 crown in garbage fees per inhabitant per year: 750 crowns for unsorted garbage and 250 crowns for recycled waste. The bill will require foreigners who stay in the country for more than three months to pay the fee. If signed into law by the president, the legislation will take effect in January 2013.

Author: Jan Richter