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Poll: Is on-street recycling a good idea?
Dublin City Council is considering a re-trial of street recycling bins.

PEOPLE IN DUBLIN could be given another opportunity to recycle on-the-go from next year as Dublin City Council is considering a re-trial of on-street recycling bins.

The council previously trialled the idea at two city centre locations last year, but the move proved unsuccessful because of cross-contamination in the three segregated sections for paper, plastic and aluminium cans.

If the plan is successful, similar initiative could be rolled out elsewhere in Ireland. On-street recycling bins are common in many other countries.

Contamination in domestic recycling bins can be as high as 36% in some parts of the country, according to Repak, and almost half of people (47%) admit to deliberately placing contaminated waste in their recycling bin.

What do you think: Is on-street recycling a good idea?

Poll Results:

Yes, it will help improve habits (5077)
Yes, but people won't use the bins properly (4246)
No, it's not a good idea (287)
I'm not sure (90)

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