From 1st September on, prices of municipal waste management in Wroclaw will increase. This is a result of the amendment of the 2019 Waste Act, which changed the system by introducing maximum rates for uninhabited real property (e.g., shops) and a new component: biowaste
The planned price increase for Wroclaw inhabitants is 36%. The fee calculation system does not change. As compared to other Polish cities, it is one of the lowest price increases:
In comparison to the Union of Polish Metropolises (UMP), Wroclaw is among the cities where price increases are the lowest. 86% of UMP cities have increased prices by 50-100%.
For example: Until now, a four-person family living in an apartment with an area of 50 sq.m. and segregating waste has paid 10.50 PLN per person. After the statutory adjustment, the family will pay 15 PLN per person.
- Multifamily buildings (a majority of Wroclaw inhabitants):
- 20 PLN/sq.m. – if there are up to 27 sq.m. per occupant (currently 0.85 PLN/sq.m.),
- 50 PLN per person – if there are more than 27 sq.m. per occupant (currently 19 PLN).
- Detached houses and buildings with up to 4 apartments:
- 30 PLN/sq.m. – if there are up to 27 sq.m. per occupant (currently 0.95 PLN/sq.m.),
- 50 PLN per person – if there are more than 27 sq.m. per occupant (currently 22 PLN).