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# waste - Friday 7 December, 2012

Poll: Should householders be charged for recycling bags?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should householders be charged for recycling bags?

Dec 7th 2012, 9:51 AM 6,848 Views 65 Comments

Greyhound previously gave Dubliners free bags to put their recycling in – but no more. What do you think?

# waste - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Greyhound customers to be charged for recycling from tomorrow
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Greyhound customers to be charged for recycling from tomorrow

Dec 6th 2012, 4:47 PM 16,700 Views 48 Comments

Greyhound customers received a letter today informing them of the charge for recycling bags which will kick in on Friday.

# waste - Saturday 3 November, 2012

# waste - Friday 2 November, 2012

Date for Poolbeg waste plant postponed - again
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Date for Poolbeg waste plant postponed - again

Nov 2nd 2012, 10:30 PM 5,835 Views 9 Comments

More than five years after the first contract was signed, the deadline for recommencing work at the Poolbeg site has been pushed back again.

# waste - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Supermarket chain criticised for pre-peeled bananas
# Bananas
# Bananas

Supermarket chain criticised for pre-peeled bananas

Sep 26th 2012, 7:15 AM 21,783 Views 47 Comments

The Austrian-based supermarket Billa wrapped the peeled bananas in plastic packaging.

# waste - Monday 3 September, 2012

Tourists greeted by litter blackspots around Dublin Airport
# Dirty Isle
# Dirty Isle

Tourists greeted by litter blackspots around Dublin Airport

Sep 3rd 2012, 8:32 AM 4,720 Views 33 Comments

But a new litter survey has revealed mostly positive results about the Emerald Isle.

# waste - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

In numbers: Ireland's growing recycling trend
# Packaging
# Packaging

In numbers: Ireland's growing recycling trend

Aug 22nd 2012, 7:40 AM 5,497 Views 8 Comments

Some 208,000 tonnes of household packaged was recovered last year.

# waste - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Landfill levy set for additional increase in July 2013
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Landfill levy set for additional increase in July 2013

Aug 5th 2012, 8:15 AM 4,055 Views 25 Comments

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.

# waste - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Clare cracking down on illegal dumping
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Clare cracking down on illegal dumping

Jul 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,851 Views 8 Comments

Three hefty fines were imposed by Ennis District Court last week as a result of fly-tipping and other illegal activities.

# waste - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Increase in Dublin bin charges set to kick in from today
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Increase in Dublin bin charges set to kick in from today

Jul 1st 2012, 7:45 AM 5,723 Views 27 Comments

The waste collection companies say that the price rise is to cover the cost of the Government landfill levy.

# waste - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Here's one thing Ireland is getting right...
# Breathe Deep
# Breathe Deep

Here's one thing Ireland is getting right...

Jun 26th 2012, 10:43 AM 9,411 Views 24 Comments

That air you’re breathing right now? It’s some of the best in Europe.

# waste - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

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 9,277 Views 91 Comments

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

# waste - Friday 15 June, 2012

Locals in Meath told to keep windows closed and stay indoors following Panda blaze
# Fire
# Fire

Locals in Meath told to keep windows closed and stay indoors following Panda blaze

Jun 15th 2012, 12:35 PM 5,991 Views 8 Comments

Fire at the recycling plant is continuing to burn, but is controlled.

# waste - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Have your say: What should we do to rein in our spending?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Have your say: What should we do to rein in our spending?

Mar 10th 2012, 6:03 PM 5,317 Views 84 Comments

Is our culture suffering from an epidemic of consumerism? What should we do to make sure we’re shopping sensibly? Let us know here…

# waste - Monday 5 March, 2012

State is overspending by €3,879 per person, according to TD's sums
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

State is overspending by €3,879 per person, according to TD's sums

Mar 5th 2012, 5:46 PM 4,831 Views 72 Comments

Cork South West TD Noel Harrington has shared his Budget 2012 analysis with TheJournal.ie.

# waste - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Reduction in waste from Irish homes
# Waste
# Waste

Reduction in waste from Irish homes

Mar 1st 2012, 12:14 PM 1,799 Views 14 Comments

The EPA’s waste report for 2010 shows that Ireland is on track for meeting EU waste targets – and that the amount of waste generated by households has dropped.

# waste - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

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

Bin changeover a 'shambles' - Dublin Lord Mayor

Feb 15th 2012, 8:52 AM 3,723 Views 45 Comments

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

# waste - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Column: Why should our government have the right to hide from its citizens?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why should our government have the right to hide from its citizens?

Jan 31st 2012, 7:30 AM 843 Views 25 Comments

Our leaders are spending our money in our names, writes Aaron McKenna – so why won’t they let us know how?

# waste - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Data chiefs launch twin investigations into Greyhound bins transfer
# Bin Collection
# Bin Collection

Data chiefs launch twin investigations into Greyhound bins transfer

Jan 26th 2012, 7:46 PM 3,596 Views 13 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner wants to see whether Greyhound’s collection of Dublin City Council’s debts is legal.

# waste - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

City Manager: Yes, we made mistakes with the Dublin bins
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

City Manager: Yes, we made mistakes with the Dublin bins

Jan 24th 2012, 10:42 AM 3,334 Views 18 Comments

At an emergency meeting of Dublin City Council last night councillors asked the Competition Authority to examine how the privatisation of the waste collection service took place.

# waste - Monday 23 January, 2012

Emergency meeting over Dublin city bins 'disaster'
# Bins
# Bins

Emergency meeting over Dublin city bins 'disaster'

Jan 23rd 2012, 10:35 AM 3,809 Views 17 Comments

Dublin City councillors are angry with the city managers over how the bin collection service was privatised, saying residents are confused over what’s happening.

# waste - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Dublin City Council to stop bin collection services
# Waste
# Waste

Dublin City Council to stop bin collection services

Jan 14th 2012, 2:46 PM 8,505 Views 30 Comments

Greyhound Recycling will take over the operations on Monday.

# waste - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Planned 'superdump' in North Dublin cancelled
# Superdump
# Superdump

Planned 'superdump' in North Dublin cancelled

Dec 13th 2011, 3:18 PM 2,607 Views 20 Comments

The controversial landfill in Lusk which was first proposed in 1997 had been opposed by the local community.

# waste - Monday 19 September, 2011

Irish restaurants lose €125m per year by throwing away food: survey
# Waste
# Waste

Irish restaurants lose €125m per year by throwing away food: survey

Sep 19th 2011, 7:00 AM 703 Views 10 Comments

One-in-two people admit to regularly over ordering and leaving food behind, according to new research.

# waste - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

State's €4million bill for bringing Irish waste home from North
# Illegal Waste
# Illegal Waste

State's €4million bill for bringing Irish waste home from North

Aug 24th 2011, 7:29 AM 457 Views 14 Comments

Around 10,000 tonnes of illegally dumped rubbish is being excavated from a quarry just north of the Border.

# waste - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Ireland’s dependence on landfills 'unacceptably high'
# Incineration
# Incineration

Ireland’s dependence on landfills 'unacceptably high'

Aug 6th 2011, 2:03 PM 332 Views 0 Comments

Incineration has a “role to play” in Ireland, both for treating waste and providing energy, according to the Department for the Environment.

Poll: Does incineration have a 'role to play' in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does incineration have a 'role to play' in Ireland?

Aug 6th 2011, 11:58 AM 1,763 Views 26 Comments

The Department of the Environment has said that incineration has a “role to play” in Ireland, both for treating waste and providing energy – but what do you think?

# waste - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Column: We throw a third of our food away - and it's polluting our country
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We throw a third of our food away - and it's polluting our country

Aug 4th 2011, 8:36 AM 48 Views 20 Comments

As famine hits in Somalia, a mind-boggling amount of Irish food is literally piling up in landfills. Tara Connolly explains.

# waste - Thursday 28 July, 2011

How to... capture a drain-dwelling crocodile
# The Snapper
From The Daily Edge
# The Snapper

How to... capture a drain-dwelling crocodile

Jul 28th 2011, 12:27 PM 338 Views 3 Comments

Locals in Cairns found the urban myth of reptiles in the underground sewage system is true.

# waste - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Waste and inefficiency persist across many public bodies: PAC
# Waste
# Waste

Waste and inefficiency persist across many public bodies: PAC

Jul 13th 2011, 5:11 PM 315 Views 3 Comments

Committee Chairman John McGuinness has promised to “follow up rigorously” on the implementation of the recommendations of the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee.

# waste - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Council defend decision to make Drico "an honorary southsider"
# Waste
From The42
# Waste

Council defend decision to make Drico "an honorary southsider"

Mar 31st 2011, 2:22 PM 1,138 Views 0 Comments

Commercial ratepayers furious with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s unnecessary expenditure.

# waste - Thursday 2 December, 2010

€20m fingerprint machine spends 4 years idle because of union dispute
# Waste
# Waste

€20m fingerprint machine spends 4 years idle because of union dispute

Dec 2nd 2010, 7:01 AM 735 Views 0 Comments

Civil servants refuse to operate machine which was intended to tackle immigrant benefit fraud without increase in pay.

# waste - Friday 15 October, 2010

Siptu to return public funds from disputed account
# Waste
# Waste

Siptu to return public funds from disputed account

Oct 15th 2010, 8:49 AM 300 Views 0 Comments

The trade union says that all the disputed money will be returned to the exchequer.

# waste - Thursday 7 October, 2010

Who gets paid to work for a non-existent hospital?
# Waste
# Waste

Who gets paid to work for a non-existent hospital?

Oct 7th 2010, 4:37 PM 1,236 Views 0 Comments

Some staff have been employed by the new National Paediatric Hospital since 2008 – but the proposed building doesn’t even have planning permission yet.