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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Rubbish

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Council can now challenge suspected illegal rubbish dumpers at their homes
Certain Dublin City Council staff can now question residents, as part of their crackdown on illegal rubbish dumping.
Creating culture amidst the rubbish in Temple Bar's lanes
How the Icon Factory is battling waste. Also – can Temple Bar’s lanes be reclaimed? A new project aims to do just that.
London orders rubbish bins to stop collecting smartphone data
The high-tech bins have been referred to the privacy watchdog in the UK.
Poolbeg incinerator plan delayed (again) but controversial clause gets dumped
There is still no date for when building will start on the Poolbeg incinerator, which has been in the works for over a decade.
Greyhound says government to blame for new increase in waste collection prices
The government is increasing the levy on how much waste collection companies pay to dump landfill – which means a price increase for Greyhound customers.
Strict new Dublin rubbish laws restrict collection times
Rubbish can’t be put out until after 6pm on the day before it is collected in Dublin – and waste trucks can only operate from 6am to 9pm in residential areas.
Greyhound wins €2m bin contract with Dublin City Council
The rubbish collection company is ‘saving Dublin City Council €12m a year’, it said.
Video shows scale of “unbearable” illegal rubbish dumping in Dublin
A local resident of the Summer St North area has created a video showing the mounds of illegally-dumped rubbish bags and discarded items in the north inner city area.
Local authorities given €900k to clean up graffiti and litter
Phil Hogan also published a report that showed the number of areas deemed to be litter-free in 2012 is at the highest levels ever achieved.
Beach-goers asked to bring home their rubbish - not dump it
The beach at Myrtleville in Cork had large bags of rubbish dumped near the litter bins yesterday.
Dublin City Council meets with bin companies on illegal dumping
The council’s litter action group presented the report to the Town Council this afternoon, and said that landlords were also very keen to co-operate with them on the issue.
Poll: Would you welcome a refund scheme for empty bottles and cans?
A Labour Party councillor has called for a cash for cans and bottles scheme to help curb illegal dumping.
Refund scheme for alcohol containers 'could reduce illegal dumping'
An Athy councillor says that introducing a refund deposit scheme would see fewer people dumping cans and bottles.
Dublin: Council tenants to prove they are dumping rubbish legally
The tenants in the north inner city area will be contacted by the council within the next few weeks and asked to send on proof they are dumping rubbish legitimately.
City Council 'will spend €250- €300k to dispose of illegal rubbish'
A councillor says that she and her colleagues were told yesterday it is costing Dublin City Council between €250 – €300,000 a year to collect the illegally dumped rubbish.
Poll: Should illegal rubbish dumpers be 'named and shamed'?
Dublin City Council hopes to be able to name and shame people who dump rubbish illegally – but it requires a change of law.
Council could 'name and shame' illegal rubbish dumpers
Dublin City Council wants the law to be amended so this can happen. It has already formed an investigative group that was behind the recommendation to temporarily halt rubbish collection in part of Dublin’s north inner city.
Plans to end street cleaning in parts of Dublin described as 'insane'
An Taisce has heavily criticised plans to prevent illegal dumping by stopping street cleaning altogether in parts of the north inner city.
Illegal dumping "reaches epidemic levels" in Finglas
A local representative has said that locals are “up in arms” about the dumping.
In pictures: If the rubbish in Galway could talk...
An Italian photographer has been “interviewing” some of the rubbish she’s spotted around Galway city.
Poll: Should householders be charged for recycling bags?
Greyhound previously gave Dubliners free bags to put their recycling in – but no more. What do you think?
Greyhound customers to be charged for recycling from tomorrow
Greyhound customers received a letter today informing them of the charge for recycling bags which will kick in on Friday.
Date for Poolbeg waste plant postponed - again
More than five years after the first contract was signed, the deadline for recommencing work at the Poolbeg site has been pushed back again.
9 things that used to be free... but aren't now
Little bags of pretzels on airplanes, plastic bags, ‘the channels’… we miss the days of freebies.
Man spends 50 years building helicopter from rubbish
… And he’s not done yet.
Poll: Have you ever personally complained to someone about littering?
An IBAL report says Ireland’s litter problem is improving – but Dublin’s north inner city and the environs of Dublin Airport are black spots.
Litter Warden: how is your town doing?
Where does your town sit on the latest IBAL Anti-Litter League? Find out here.
Tourists greeted by litter blackspots around Dublin Airport
But a new litter survey has revealed mostly positive results about the Emerald Isle.
In numbers: Ireland's growing recycling trend
Some 208,000 tonnes of household packaged was recovered last year.
Drunk man survives being compacted - twice - after sleep in dumpster
He emerged with only minor injuries, as the recycling truck wasn’t carrying a full load.
Landfill levy set for additional increase in July 2013
Levy to deter landfill use and increase recycling increased by 30 per cent last month – but Phil Hogan says plans are in place for another increase next summer.
Clare cracking down on illegal dumping
Three hefty fines were imposed by Ennis District Court last week as a result of fly-tipping and other illegal activities.
Increase in Dublin bin charges set to kick in from today
The waste collection companies say that the price rise is to cover the cost of the Government landfill levy.
Didier Drogba link to Barcelona 'complete nonsense' according to club president Sandro Rosell
The Chelsea legend is off to China afterall.
Greyhound plan to increase bin charges in Dublin a 'farce'
The waste collection company said it will be increasing prices in Dublin from next week.
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.
Over 75,000 disposable BBQs will be used in 2012
Repak wants consumers to think of the ‘forgotten recyclables’ from barbecue season over the June bank holiday.
Woman picks through truckload of rubbish to find wedding ring
Workers helped the Massachusetts woman dig through a mountain of smelly household waste – and she got the ring back.
Ding Junhui slams the Crucible crowd after losing to Ryan Day in Sheffield
The 25-year-old becomes the latest player to risk the wrath of the World Snooker authorities.