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Anger over new bin collection

DUBLIN City Council has received complaints that people were not aware of the new bin- collection arrangements yesterday after a private company officially assumed responsibility from the local authority, writes Colm Kelpie.

Greyhound Recycling and Recovery, which bought the business in December, began collections yesterday, but people complained about charges and said they were not informed about changes to the schedule.

A Dublin City spokesman said the authority would be liaising with Greyhound to ensure the service was rolled out smoothly. One caller to RTE's 'Liveline' programme from the East Wall area said residents put out black bags for collection yesterday morning, but they were not picked up.

Greyhound has instructed households that a €100 annual charge for a 240-litre black bin or an €80 charge for a 140-litre black bin must be paid in full within 30 days, or bins will not be collected.

Irish Independent