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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Bins

This year
New waste regulations to include incentivised charging and segregation for commercial waste
This change will bring the commercial sector in line with the residential sector, for whom incentivised pricing has been in place since 2017.
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Poll: Is on-street recycling a good idea?
Dublin City Council is considering a re-trial of street recycling bins.
6 stylish kitchen bins that are anything but rubbish
Find a beautiful design that you’ll want to show off.
Ireland is approaching an emergency waste landfill situation, warns minister
A memo is to be brought to Cabinet outlining a zero-tolerance approach to single-use plastics in government and State-funded buildings.
Panda to charge customers for recycling in response to China's European plastic ban
The company said it will be charging 80 cents per lift and 4.5 cents per kilogramme.
Almost 600,000 tonnes of packaging were recycled in Ireland last year
There was a significant increase in the level of plastic recycled.
Flat charges on your bins are to be scrapped
The controversial pay-by-weight scheme has been replaced with this new regime.
16 of the most notiony things you can buy in Brown Thomas
Could you bring yourself to pay €140 for a toothpick holder?
Putting rubbish in the wrong wheelie bin? It'll cost you an average of €30 every time
Greyhound said the reaction to the new measures has been positive.
12,000 homes in Dublin will soon be monitored for what they're putting in their green bins
And if you’re contaminating the recycling – a fine could be coming down the line.
Poll: Do you recycle?
Just one piece of contaminated packaging can ruin an entire recycling bin.
'Dead animals and concrete bricks': One third of green bin collections can't be recycled
The rubbish ends up being disposed of in dumps.
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.
19 thoughts every Irish person has had about The F**king Bins
Their reign of terror will never end.
Ireland's waste market is about to get smaller as Panda is cleared for Greenstar takeover
However parts of Greenstar’s business are expected to be sold to Greyhound.
6,000 drug needles found in tiny Dublin city centre park every year
A special needle disposal bin has been placed in the park to help combat the problem.
Public bins for getting rid of drugs are being rolled out up North, but could they be introduced here?
Ireland is due a new National Drugs Strategy next year.
Bin collectors to hand over customer details to help figure out who is fly-tipping
Under new rules, local authorities can request the information from private waste companies.
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.
Coveney set to freeze bin charges for 12 months
The environment minister held discussions with Ireland’s waste companies today.
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.
The new Pay By Weight bin system (including recycling) explained
Green bins, black bags and microchips: We answer the questions everyone is asking.
Pay-by-weight charges for green bins scrapped
However, private companies might still add their own charge.
Spotted these odd-looking bins in Dublin and wondered what they're for?
Specially designed syringe bins have been placed in two locations in the city, in areas known to be drug litter blackspots.
Fears bin charges will rise as new 'pay by weight' system rolls out this year
“People whose waste weighs less, will pay less and people’s whose waste weighs more, will pay more.”
Waste company disappointed it can't pick up rival's old bins
An injunction was yesterday granted to prevent Greenstar from collecting Panda Waste’s bins.
Dublin City Council denies suggestion it is "wholesale" removing litter bins
A local councillor says removing bins is not the way to discourage illegal dumping.
We're throwing fewer black bags of rubbish into landfills
There was a a slight increase in the quantity of household waste collected in 2013.
Talks between Siptu and Greyhound break down at the LRC
The talks talks have adjourned and there is no date set for them to resume.
500 doors knocked on as Dublin litter crackdown targets landlords
The council can bring landlords to court if they’re found to not be complying with litter laws.
Trampolines and wheelie bins are terrorising the country
They’re walking in the aaaair.
London orders rubbish bins to stop collecting smartphone data
The high-tech bins have been referred to the privacy watchdog in the UK.
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.
VIDEO: Before taking out the bins... LOOK BEHIND YOU
This woman had a lucky escape.
Irish households will generate 25 per cent more packaging waste over Christmas
Repak said Irish households will go through 5 million boxes of chocolates and 50 million bottles of beer this festive season.
Temple Bar rubbish bins will ‘talk’ to your smartphone
Plans to incorporate technology that will alert you to free wi-fi hotspots, as well as events and activities in vicinity of where you’re standing.
Receiver appointed to Greenstar Waste management
Company employs 800 people and provides waste services to 80,000 households.
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.
How to...clean the whole world
The World Cleanup 2012 has kicked off across three continents with thousands of volunteers expected to turn out to clean up their countries.