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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Bin Charges

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# Your Say
Poll: Would you change your waste collection provider?
A report has found that just 15% of people with a choice of waste provider have ever changed who collects their bins.
# Bin Charges
'Consumers have little or no power': CCPC expresses concerns over unregulated Irish waste market
The average home now pays €230-€280 a year in waste collection charges.
# recycling
Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced
The Environment Committee voted to ensure the set up of a bottle deposit scheme is compulsory.
# crisis levels
China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble
Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union.
# waste reduction
Recycling expert says those who carry their own cup should get 20c off their coffee
Dr Tara Shine said lessons were learned from the plastic bag levy and people should be rewarded for recycling.
# waste fees
Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges
The government announced a price monitoring group would be set-up to ensure waste collectors do not hike up their prices.
# pay by weight
Explainer: Pay-by-weight bin charges are coming but what exactly does that mean for you?
Will it spark water charges-style protests?
# utter rubbish
'Dignity in the House': TD presents a bag of his plastic household waste in the Dáil
“We are in the House of Parliament on national television,” cried out the Leas Ceann Comhairle.
# bin the charges
Varadkar to bring in price regulation if operators hike up bin charges
Fianna Fáil has tabled a motion on bin charges in the Dáil this evening.
# bin it
Plans to encourage shoppers to remove food packaging and recycle at supermarket exits
Minister Denis Naughten is looking at introducing large-scale recycling bins outside supermarkets in a bid to tackle waste at source.
# What a waste
'Who is going to pick it up?': Donohoe hits back at those trying to block new bin charges scheme
Both Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have tabled motions on the issue.
# recycling ramp up
A lot more people are getting a brown bin for recycling
The mandatory pay-by-weight scheme is to be scrapped.
# waste charges
Flat charges on your bins are to be scrapped
The controversial pay-by-weight scheme has been replaced with this new regime.
# the limit
Bin companies have started to charge for heavy bins without the government's agreement
It comes after the pay-by-weight scheme was delayed last year.
# recycle
How can we get apartment block residents recycling? The minister says there's no 'simple solution'
The minister said he is open to suggestions as to how apartment dwellers could be encouraged to recycle.
# Bin Charges
Pay-by-weight bin charge delayed, but it's not being scrapped - Minister
Minister Denis Naughten said a pricing regime is yet to be agreed with the waste sector.
# Bin Charges
Greyhound customers will be hit with pay-by-weight charge unless they opt out
A year-long industry-wide price freeze was announced last week.
# freeze on charges
Bin charges: Everything you need to know about the deal on pay-by-weight and what it means for you
Charges will be frozen for at least the next 12 months.
# Controversy
Bin charges latest: Most companies have agreed to freeze prices for a year
The Irish Waste Management Association has agreed a number of measures it says “will alleviate consumer concerns” over bin charges.
# Bin Charges
Coveney set to freeze bin charges for 12 months
The environment minister held discussions with Ireland’s waste companies today.
# Bin Charges
Simon Coveney to bring forward proposal on bin charge issue next week
The minister says he had a “frank and productive” discussion with operators.
# Waste companies
Alan Kelly: 'I never envisaged the dramatic increase in bin charges'
“This was always the sword of Damacles to be held over their heads.”
# On the up
Bin charges treble for customers as companies accused of operating 'a cartel'
The Tánaiste said legislation would be introduced if waste companies are found to be exploiting customers.
# new bin charges
New bin charges will see individual bags banned
Councils will have the power to allow people living in areas unsuitable for wheelie bin collection be able to use them.
# litterbugs
Dublin council removes 48 street bins to deter illegal dumping
A local Sinn Féin representative believes that most offenders simply can’t afford to pay domestic bin charges.
# Data Protection
Greyhound to collect on Dublin City Council bin bills
A dispute over Data Protection issues has been settled and bills will be issued immediately.
# One Year In
12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year
Septic tanks, dry-cleaning receipts and Michael D’s knees – just some of the strange things we never thought we’d obsess about in a political context… but we do now.
# Bin Collection
Bin changeover a 'shambles' - Dublin Lord Mayor
Andrew Montague said that there had not been enough time given to the changeover.
# Bin Collection
Councillor criticises 'disruption and confusion' of Dublin bin changeover
Sinn Féin Cllr Mícheál Mac Donncha said the council had failed to negotiate the handover properly with private operators Greyhound.