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#Bin Charges

# bin-charges - All time

Poll: Would you change your waste collection provider?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you change your waste collection provider?

Sep 28th 2018, 9:49 AM 22,010 Views 83 Comments

A report has found that just 15% of people with a choice of waste provider have ever changed who collects their bins.

'Consumers have little or no power': CCPC expresses concerns over unregulated Irish waste market
# Bin Charges
# Bin Charges

'Consumers have little or no power': CCPC expresses concerns over unregulated Irish waste market

Sep 28th 2018, 7:48 AM 12,216 Views 42 Comments

The average home now pays €230-€280 a year in waste collection charges.

Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced
# Recycling
# Recycling

Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced

May 24th 2018, 6:10 AM 21,547 Views 42 Comments

The Environment Committee voted to ensure the set up of a bottle deposit scheme is compulsory.

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble
# Crisis Levels
# Crisis Levels

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble

Jan 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 128,520 Views 100 Comments

Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union.

Recycling expert says those who carry their own cup should get 20c off their coffee
# Waste Reduction
# Waste Reduction

Recycling expert says those who carry their own cup should get 20c off their coffee

Sep 17th 2017, 11:45 AM 20,872 Views 69 Comments

Dr Tara Shine said lessons were learned from the plastic bag levy and people should be rewarded for recycling.

Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges
# Waste Fees
# Waste Fees

Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges

Sep 9th 2017, 7:39 PM 12,100 Views 43 Comments

The government announced a price monitoring group would be set-up to ensure waste collectors do not hike up their prices.

Explainer: Pay-by-weight bin charges are coming but what exactly does that mean for you?
# Pay By Weight
# Pay By Weight

Explainer: Pay-by-weight bin charges are coming but what exactly does that mean for you?

Jul 5th 2017, 6:56 PM 17,606 Views 84 Comments

Will it spark water charges-style protests?

'Dignity in the House': TD presents a bag of his plastic household waste in the Dáil
# Utter Rubbish
# Utter Rubbish

'Dignity in the House': TD presents a bag of his plastic household waste in the Dáil

Jul 5th 2017, 2:00 PM 27,254 Views 76 Comments

“We are in the House of Parliament on national television,” cried out the Leas Ceann Comhairle.

Varadkar to bring in price regulation if operators hike up bin charges
# Bin The Charges
# Bin The Charges

Varadkar to bring in price regulation if operators hike up bin charges

Jul 4th 2017, 12:35 PM 22,126 Views 78 Comments

Fianna Fáil has tabled a motion on bin charges in the Dáil this evening.

Plans to encourage shoppers to remove food packaging and recycle at supermarket exits
# Bin It
# Bin It

Plans to encourage shoppers to remove food packaging and recycle at supermarket exits

Jul 3rd 2017, 6:20 AM 33,228 Views 72 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten is looking at introducing large-scale recycling bins outside supermarkets in a bid to tackle waste at source.

'Who is going to pick it up?': Donohoe hits back at those trying to block new bin charges scheme
# What A Waste
# What A Waste

'Who is going to pick it up?': Donohoe hits back at those trying to block new bin charges scheme

Jun 29th 2017, 2:30 PM 25,751 Views 107 Comments

Both Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have tabled motions on the issue.

A lot more people are getting a brown bin for recycling
# Recycling Ramp Up
# Recycling Ramp Up

A lot more people are getting a brown bin for recycling

Jun 28th 2017, 6:05 AM 19,825 Views 41 Comments

The mandatory pay-by-weight scheme is to be scrapped.

Flat charges on your bins are to be scrapped
# Waste Charges
# Waste Charges

Flat charges on your bins are to be scrapped

Jun 27th 2017, 6:22 PM 62,897 Views 63 Comments

The controversial pay-by-weight scheme has been replaced with this new regime.

Bin companies have started to charge for heavy bins without the government's agreement
# The Limit
# The Limit

Bin companies have started to charge for heavy bins without the government's agreement

May 21st 2017, 6:45 AM 69,779 Views 65 Comments

It comes after the pay-by-weight scheme was delayed last year.

How can we get apartment block residents recycling? The minister says there's no 'simple solution'
# Recycle
# Recycle

How can we get apartment block residents recycling? The minister says there's no 'simple solution'

Dec 11th 2016, 7:10 AM 10,346 Views 46 Comments

The minister said he is open to suggestions as to how apartment dwellers could be encouraged to recycle.

Pay-by-weight bin charge delayed, but it's not being scrapped - Minister
# Bin Charges
# Bin Charges

Pay-by-weight bin charge delayed, but it's not being scrapped - Minister

Dec 6th 2016, 2:28 PM 10,990 Views 41 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten said a pricing regime is yet to be agreed with the waste sector.

Greyhound customers will be hit with pay-by-weight charge unless they opt out
# Bin Charges
# Bin Charges

Greyhound customers will be hit with pay-by-weight charge unless they opt out

Jun 28th 2016, 8:08 PM 29,079 Views 54 Comments

A year-long industry-wide price freeze was announced last week.

Bin charges: Everything you need to know about the deal on pay-by-weight and what it means for you
# Freeze On Charges
# Freeze On Charges

Bin charges: Everything you need to know about the deal on pay-by-weight and what it means for you

Jun 21st 2016, 7:21 PM 20,637 Views 60 Comments

Charges will be frozen for at least the next 12 months.

Bin charges latest: Most companies have agreed to freeze prices for a year
# Controversy
# Controversy

Bin charges latest: Most companies have agreed to freeze prices for a year

Jun 21st 2016, 11:03 AM 23,741 Views 98 Comments

The Irish Waste Management Association has agreed a number of measures it says “will alleviate consumer concerns” over bin charges.

Coveney set to freeze bin charges for 12 months
# Bin Charges
# Bin Charges

Coveney set to freeze bin charges for 12 months

Jun 20th 2016, 8:27 PM 32,486 Views 175 Comments

The environment minister held discussions with Ireland’s waste companies today.

Simon Coveney to bring forward proposal on bin charge issue next week
# Bin Charges
# Bin Charges

Simon Coveney to bring forward proposal on bin charge issue next week

Jun 18th 2016, 11:57 AM 22,287 Views 150 Comments

The minister says he had a “frank and productive” discussion with operators.

Alan Kelly: 'I never envisaged the dramatic increase in bin charges'
# Waste Companies
# Waste Companies

Alan Kelly: 'I never envisaged the dramatic increase in bin charges'

Jun 16th 2016, 8:05 PM 45,707 Views 197 Comments

“This was always the sword of Damacles to be held over their heads.”

Bin charges treble for customers as companies accused of operating 'a cartel'
# On The Up
# On The Up

Bin charges treble for customers as companies accused of operating 'a cartel'

Jun 16th 2016, 12:45 PM 53,877 Views 194 Comments

The Tánaiste said legislation would be introduced if waste companies are found to be exploiting customers.

New bin charges will see individual bags banned
# New Bin Charges
# New Bin Charges

New bin charges will see individual bags banned

Feb 1st 2016, 12:20 PM 64,080 Views 175 Comments

Councils will have the power to allow people living in areas unsuitable for wheelie bin collection be able to use them.

Dublin council removes 48 street bins to deter illegal dumping
# Litterbugs
# Litterbugs

Dublin council removes 48 street bins to deter illegal dumping

Jun 19th 2012, 7:15 AM 9,333 Views 92 Comments

A local Sinn Féin representative believes that most offenders simply can’t afford to pay domestic bin charges.

Greyhound to collect on Dublin City Council bin bills
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Greyhound to collect on Dublin City Council bin bills

May 9th 2012, 9:37 AM 2,616 Views 4 Comments

A dispute over Data Protection issues has been settled and bills will be issued immediately.

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year
# One Year In
# One Year In

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year

Mar 9th 2012, 8:30 PM 5,874 Views 2 Comments

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 changeover a 'shambles' - Dublin Lord Mayor
# Bin Collection
# Bin Collection

Bin changeover a 'shambles' - Dublin Lord Mayor

Feb 15th 2012, 8:52 AM 3,738 Views 45 Comments

Andrew Montague said that there had not been enough time given to the changeover.

Councillor criticises 'disruption and confusion' of Dublin bin changeover
# Bin Collection
# Bin Collection

Councillor criticises 'disruption and confusion' of Dublin bin changeover

Jan 22nd 2012, 7:04 PM 4,322 Views 26 Comments

Sinn Féin Cllr Mícheál Mac Donncha said the council had failed to negotiate the handover properly with private operators Greyhound.