The entire waste management system is based on waste management centres which are very expensive and that will be evident once citizens receive their new bills, said MP Sanja Udović (SDP).
She claimed that in those areas where these centres have been established, citizens can expect their bills to increase by 100 percent. “We, in Primorje Gorski Kotar County can soon expect the end price to go up, that means the price citizens pay will increase by some 30 to 40 percent,” she said.
MP Marin Lerotić (IDS) underscored that the new bill doesn’t go in favour of citizens nor lessors or small businesses who have been categorised as non-households and will pay a higher price.
“Shopping centres will pay the same, minimal service, as will shoemakers, or camp sites for up to 10,000 people will pay the same as a family-owned camp site with a capacity of up to 12 people. Hotels with a capacity of 100 rooms will pay the same price as a lessor of a flat,” warned Lerotić.
MP Josip Borić (HDZ) explained that the government was providing a framework for prices to be defined by the local government.
“The opportunity exists to reduce the price for those who need to be rewarded. It contains criteria that allow that reduction for enterprises to certain household members, you can make them up yourself and include them in the price list,” he said.
Local government officials have to realise that their role in waste management will be more complex, constructive, creative and more responsible, state-secretary in the Economy Ministry, Mile Horvat said.
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