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# waste - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Poll: Would you remove all recyclable packaging at point of purchase?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Would you remove all recyclable packaging at point of purchase?

Jul 6th 2017, 12:45 PM 30,167 Views 73 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# waste - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'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 27,230 Views 76 Comments

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

# waste - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'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 25,735 Views 107 Comments

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

# waste - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

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 19,720 Views 41 Comments

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

# waste - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

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 62,831 Views 63 Comments

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

# waste - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Poll: Have you ever asked someone to pick up their litter?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Have you ever asked someone to pick up their litter?

Jun 21st 2017, 12:45 PM 15,321 Views 62 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# waste - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator
# Burning Waste
# Burning Waste

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator

Jun 20th 2017, 6:10 AM 17,723 Views 39 Comments

The activist group ‘Parents Against the Incinerator’ are holding a meeting this evening. Here’s a bit of what will be discussed.

# waste - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste

Jun 3rd 2017, 4:00 PM 19,231 Views 15 Comments

There is a lot of money to be made from maggot animal feed and manure.

# waste - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Boy in critical condition after toxic waste left at Belfast bonfire site
# Hazardous
# Hazardous

Boy in critical condition after toxic waste left at Belfast bonfire site

May 24th 2017, 9:38 PM 11,178 Views 17 Comments

The PSNI said that the boy is currently receiving treatment in hospital after it is believed he came into contact with the hazardous substance.

# waste - Sunday 21 May, 2017

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 69,475 Views 65 Comments

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

# waste - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Poll: Are you good at recycling?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Are you good at recycling?

May 18th 2017, 12:50 PM 20,285 Views 59 Comments

What do you really think? Be honest.

# waste - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets
# Dog Mess
# Dog Mess

Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets

May 11th 2017, 6:03 AM 17,950 Views 29 Comments

Not picking up after your dog can land you with a fine of up to €150.

# waste - Sunday 7 May, 2017

A 75-year-old diver is stalling waste-dumping plans from Ireland's largest company
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

A 75-year-old diver is stalling waste-dumping plans from Ireland's largest company

May 7th 2017, 7:00 AM 22,657 Views 27 Comments

CRH subsidiary Roadstone has been delayed from filling a disused quarry with construction refuse.

# waste - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

No, the Poolbeg incinerator hasn't started burning waste just yet
# No White Smoke
# No White Smoke

No, the Poolbeg incinerator hasn't started burning waste just yet

May 3rd 2017, 1:46 PM 10,819 Views 25 Comments

The plant has been gearing up for its first day of operations, in a process known as ‘hot commissioning’.

# waste - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Households which waste water 'to face prosecution' under proposed new plans
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Households which waste water 'to face prosecution' under proposed new plans

Mar 28th 2017, 4:27 PM 17,315 Views 71 Comments

There are also plans to give some money back to those who paid the charges.

# waste - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

'One million tonnes of food are wasted in Ireland each year, people know that's wrong'
# Social Entrepreneurs
# Social Entrepreneurs

'One million tonnes of food are wasted in Ireland each year, people know that's wrong'

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:15 AM 11,878 Views 22 Comments

FoodCloud, an organisation helping to combat this, has gone from strength to strength in the last five years.

# waste - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping
# Fly My Pretties
# Fly My Pretties

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping

Mar 11th 2017, 6:45 AM 9,297 Views 29 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten is to launch the new project in Galway on Monday

# waste - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Water committee calls for refunds, but Fine Gael still wants to pursue 'non-compliant' households
# Waste
# Waste

Water committee calls for refunds, but Fine Gael still wants to pursue 'non-compliant' households

Mar 7th 2017, 1:35 PM 18,606 Views 172 Comments

Three out of five people think households should be charged for excessive water use.

# waste - Friday 3 March, 2017

Asbestos and other toxic waste leaking into Irish Sea off Bray and Dublin coast
# Former Landfill
# Former Landfill

Asbestos and other toxic waste leaking into Irish Sea off Bray and Dublin coast

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:05 AM 13,668 Views 12 Comments

It has been warned that people’s health could be at risk.

# waste - Thursday 23 February, 2017

12,000 homes in Dublin will soon be monitored for what they're putting in their green bins
# Somebody's Watching You
# Somebody's Watching You

12,000 homes in Dublin will soon be monitored for what they're putting in their green bins

Feb 23rd 2017, 10:50 PM 31,269 Views 81 Comments

And if you’re contaminating the recycling – a fine could be coming down the line.

# waste - Sunday 11 December, 2016

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 10,255 Views 46 Comments

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

# waste - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'Worst landfill in the state' to receive 40,000 extra tonnes of waste
# Ballynagran
# Ballynagran

'Worst landfill in the state' to receive 40,000 extra tonnes of waste

Nov 22nd 2016, 6:15 AM 16,354 Views 21 Comments

“There was a failure to put in place any plans to deal with this – now Wicklow will become a dumping ground because of this failure.”

# waste - Friday 21 October, 2016

Council investigating after 'hundreds of tonnes' of waste reported in illegal dump
# Louth
# Louth

Council investigating after 'hundreds of tonnes' of waste reported in illegal dump

Oct 21st 2016, 12:57 PM 32,657 Views 63 Comments

Concerns have been raised over the quality of the water supply in Dundalk as a result.

# waste - Friday 22 July, 2016

Bin collectors to hand over customer details to help figure out who is fly-tipping
# Waste Charges
# Waste Charges

Bin collectors to hand over customer details to help figure out who is fly-tipping

Jul 22nd 2016, 10:33 AM 34,041 Views 84 Comments

Under new rules, local authorities can request the information from private waste companies.

# waste - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

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 23,683 Views 94 Comments

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

# waste - Thursday 16 June, 2016

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 45,687 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 53,824 Views 194 Comments

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

# waste - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Supermarket apologises after selling peeled mandarins in plastic packaging
# What A Waste
# What A Waste

Supermarket apologises after selling peeled mandarins in plastic packaging

Mar 5th 2016, 8:45 AM 49,336 Views 59 Comments

Wholefoods have gone back to selling mandarins as they should be.

# waste - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Lowry tied for lead after outstanding first round in Arizona
# Not Wasting Time
From The42
# Not Wasting Time

Lowry tied for lead after outstanding first round in Arizona

Feb 4th 2016, 9:37 PM 7,467 Views 3 Comments

The Offaly man finished with a six-under-par 65 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

# waste - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Fears bin charges will rise as new 'pay by weight' system rolls out this year
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Fears bin charges will rise as new 'pay by weight' system rolls out this year

Jan 10th 2016, 7:30 AM 46,144 Views 144 Comments

“People whose waste weighs less, will pay less and people’s whose waste weighs more, will pay more.”

# waste - Saturday 17 October, 2015

These heartbreaking images show what it's like to live and work in one of the most polluted cities on earth
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

These heartbreaking images show what it's like to live and work in one of the most polluted cities on earth

Oct 17th 2015, 11:00 AM 17,229 Views 11 Comments

Take a look around Hazaribagh in Dhaka.

# waste - Monday 29 June, 2015

Is Ireland a 'genuinely filthy nation'?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Is Ireland a 'genuinely filthy nation'?

Jun 29th 2015, 6:30 PM 1,645 Views 80 Comments

We’re fond of saying that, when the sun shines, there is nowhere in the world more beautiful than Ireland… But what about our growing litter problem?

# waste - Friday 12 December, 2014

How to buy a slap-up Christmas meal (and all the extras) on a budget
# Canny Cooking
# Canny Cooking

How to buy a slap-up Christmas meal (and all the extras) on a budget

Dec 12th 2014, 7:00 PM 946 Views 11 Comments

The main Christmas meal is actually relatively cheap to cook from scratch providing you plan ahead.

These 38 sewage treatment sites are putting your health at risk
# Raw
# Raw

These 38 sewage treatment sites are putting your health at risk

Dec 12th 2014, 7:59 AM 8,718 Views 39 Comments

An EPA report has also found raw sewage is still being dumped into bathing waters.

# waste - Friday 21 November, 2014

We're throwing fewer black bags of rubbish into landfills
# Recycle
# Recycle

We're throwing fewer black bags of rubbish into landfills

Nov 21st 2014, 6:45 AM 5,939 Views 12 Comments

There was a a slight increase in the quantity of household waste collected in 2013.

# waste - Monday 22 September, 2014

Greyhound workers vote to end 14-week lockout
# All Tidied Up?
# All Tidied Up?

Greyhound workers vote to end 14-week lockout

Sep 22nd 2014, 10:58 PM 13,339 Views 57 Comments

The agreement will see a number of redundancies and a wage reduction of between 15% and 20%.

# waste - Thursday 18 September, 2014

More than half of septic tanks inspected in Cork found to be non-compliant
# Wasting Away
# Wasting Away

More than half of septic tanks inspected in Cork found to be non-compliant

Sep 18th 2014, 7:50 PM 9,762 Views 34 Comments

A major issue is tanks not being emptied and cleaned regularly enough.

# waste - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Greyhound told waste facility permit application invalid for 20 reasons
# FOI
# FOI

Greyhound told waste facility permit application invalid for 20 reasons

Sep 13th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,237 Views 29 Comments

The company has not yet re-applied for the permit, the council confirmed.

# waste - Monday 8 September, 2014

Opinion: The Poolbeg Incinerator makes little sense – we need to waste less and recycle more
# Environment
# Environment

Opinion: The Poolbeg Incinerator makes little sense – we need to waste less and recycle more

Sep 8th 2014, 7:00 PM 243 Views 45 Comments

Dublin City Councillors will be asked to support proceeding with the Poolbeg Incinerator this evening.

# waste - Friday 5 September, 2014

Greyhound pledges to reduce 35% pay cut and offers workers redundancy
# Deal On The Table
# Deal On The Table

Greyhound pledges to reduce 35% pay cut and offers workers redundancy

Sep 5th 2014, 9:56 PM 12,699 Views 80 Comments

The workers will have to vote on the proposals next week.