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Greyhound customers will be hit with pay-by-weight charge unless they opt out

A year-long industry-wide price freeze was announced last week.

Greyhound customers will have to opt out
Greyhound customers will have to opt out
Image: Mark Stedman/

BIN COMPANY GREYHOUND has confirmed that its customers will be required to opt out of the slated pay-by-weight bin charges.

Last week Minister for Housing Simon Coveney put paid to potential spikes in costs for customers by announcing a year-long freeze price freeze.

Along with the major players in the industry, Dublin-based Greyhound Waste signed up to the agreement – but have now said customers will be transferred automatically should they not specify otherwise.

This change is not due to happen until the end of July, and customers will have to contact the bin company before then by post, email or telephone.

greyhound waste The letter sent out by Greyhound Waste to its customers

In a statement to this evening, the company has said that the decision comes following feedback from its customers, and that it wanted to provide a choice.

Contracts for the refuse service will run for one year beginning on 1 August.

At the moment the agreement for waste companies to stick to a one-year deal is not binding, but the product of a good faith agreement between the government and the industry.

Should prices begin to increase, Minister Coveney said last week he would be willing to introduce legislation to cap the charges.

Bin charges: Everything you need to know about the deal on pay-by-weight and what it means for you

Also: Coveney set to freeze bin charges for 12 months

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