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# bins - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Poll: Is on-street recycling a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is on-street recycling a good idea?

Dublin City Council is considering a re-trial of street recycling bins.

# bins - Friday 2 August, 2019

6 stylish kitchen bins that are anything but rubbish

Find a beautiful design that you’ll want to show off.

# bins - Thursday 4 October, 2018

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.

# bins - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

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.

# bins - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Almost 600,000 tonnes of packaging were recycled in Ireland last year

There was a significant increase in the level of plastic recycled.

# bins - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Flat charges on your bins are to be scrapped

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

# bins - Friday 14 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge 16 of the most notiony things you can buy in Brown Thomas Brown Thomas

16 of the most notiony things you can buy in Brown Thomas

Could you bring yourself to pay €140 for a toothpick holder?

# bins - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

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.

# bins - Thursday 23 February, 2017

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.

# bins - Friday 27 January, 2017

Poll: Do you recycle? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you recycle?

Just one piece of contaminated packaging can ruin an entire recycling bin.

# bins - Thursday 26 January, 2017

'Dead animals and concrete bricks': One third of green bin collections can't be recycled

The rubbish ends up being disposed of in dumps.

# bins - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

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.

# bins - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge 19 thoughts every Irish person has had about The F**king Bins Green Black Brown

19 thoughts every Irish person has had about The F**king Bins

Their reign of terror will never end.

# bins - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

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.

# bins - Friday 12 August, 2016

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.

# bins - Thursday 28 July, 2016

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.

# bins - Friday 22 July, 2016

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.

# bins - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

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.

# bins - Monday 20 June, 2016

Coveney set to freeze bin charges for 12 months

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

# bins - Thursday 16 June, 2016

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.

# bins - Thursday 19 May, 2016

The new Pay By Weight bin system (including recycling) explained

Green bins, black bags and microchips: We answer the questions everyone is asking.

# bins - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Pay-by-weight charges for green bins scrapped

However, private companies might still add their own charge.

# bins - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Spotted these odd-looking bins in Dublin and wondered what they're for? Syringes This post contains a poll

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.

# bins - Sunday 10 January, 2016

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.”

# bins - Friday 6 February, 2015

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.

# bins - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

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.

# bins - Friday 21 November, 2014

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.

# bins - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

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.

# bins - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

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.

# bins - Friday 27 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Trampolines and wheelie bins are terrorising the country Off Yer Bin

Trampolines and wheelie bins are terrorising the country

They’re walking in the aaaair.

# bins - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

London orders rubbish bins to stop collecting smartphone data

The high-tech bins have been referred to the privacy watchdog in the UK.

# bins - Friday 12 April, 2013

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.

# bins - Monday 25 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Before taking out the bins... LOOK BEHIND YOU Whoa This post contains videos

VIDEO: Before taking out the bins... LOOK BEHIND YOU

This woman had a lucky escape.

# bins - Saturday 22 December, 2012

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.

# bins - Sunday 16 September, 2012

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.

# bins - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Receiver appointed to Greenstar Waste management

Company employs 800 people and provides waste services to 80,000 households.

# bins - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

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.

# bins - Friday 20 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge How to...clean the whole world Cleaning This post contains videos

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.

# bins - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Reduction in waste from Irish homes

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.

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