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Greyhound wins €2m bin contract with Dublin City Council

The rubbish collection company is ‘saving Dublin City Council €12m a year’, it said.

GREYHOUND HAS WON a €2 million bin contract with Dublin City Council to collect waste from its flat complexes and sheltered housing schemes.

The company says this is the largest industry contract to come on the market in recent years, and was awarded to Greyhound after a highly competitive tender process that attracted significant interest from waste operators throughout the country.

Michael Buckley, CEO of Greyhound, said:

Greyhound presented a robust proposal that offered Dublin City Council the best value and service in the market. Their recognition of our ability to deliver on both counts is a vote of confidence in the company.

Greyhound acquired the council’s domestic waste collection business in 2012. The City Manager advised councillors attending their March meeting that the council would have had to find €50 million by 2017 had it not withdrawn from this service, noted Greyhound.

The company is a family business and employs over 300 people nationwide, with 170,000 customers.

Senior representatives from Greyhound have met with Dublin City Council lately about the issue of illegal rubbish dumping in Dublin city. A report from the North Inner City Litter Action Group, run by the council, said that Greyhound and DCC agreed to meet regularly on this issue.

Read: Dublin City Council meets with bin companies on illegal dumping>

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