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# Waste Collection

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'It's archaic that we've side-by-side competition': Dublin City Council pushes for single waste collection
Councillors voted last week to kick-start a process aimed at taking waste collection back into public ownership.
It would cost Dublin City Council €29 million per year to resume household waste collection, council says
The council stopped household waste collection in 2012.
'Consumers have little or no power': CCPC expresses concerns over unregulated Irish waste market
The average home now pays €230-€280 a year in waste collection charges.
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.
Decision on €160 million Cork incinerator deferred for a tenth time
An Bord Pleanala says a decision will be made within three months.
Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges
The government announced a price monitoring group would be set-up to ensure waste collectors do not hike up their prices.
Bin companies have started to charge for heavy bins without the government's agreement
It comes after the pay-by-weight scheme was delayed last year.
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.
Both sides remain at loggerheads in Greyhound dispute as minister notes 'bitterness'
Richard Bruton says the future of the industry must be considered.
Greyhound insists striking staff should get back to work
The strike, which began at 6am, centres on a proposed pay cut and cuts to allowances.
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.
€15 million investment leads to 35 jobs for the City Bin Co
The waste collection operator said the jobs will bump up its workforce by 50 per cent.
Greyhound plan to increase bin charges in Dublin a 'farce'
The waste collection company said it will be increasing prices in Dublin from next week.
Greyhound tells government: subsidise us for collecting Dublin bins
The waste collection company has said it will start charging people who can’t afford to pay for the service unless the government covers the €2.8 million cost.
Councillor criticises 'disruption and confusion' of Dublin bin changeover
Sinn Féin Cllr Mícheál Mac Donncha said the council had failed to negotiate the handover properly with private operators Greyhound.
Column: We throw a third of our food away - and it's polluting our country
As famine hits in Somalia, a mind-boggling amount of Irish food is literally piling up in landfills. Tara Connolly explains.