Sunday 25 February 2018

Rivals Greyhound and Recovery waste settle High Court dispute

AN action by a waste recycling firm against a rival company over the collection of some former Dublin City Council customers' bins has been settled, the High Court heard today.

Greyhound Recycling and Recovery, which took over domestic waste collection in the city at the start of the year, had claimed Key Waste Management Ltd had been collecting some of those former council customers' bins, but had no entitlement to do so.

Greyhound sought a temporary injunction against Key, which was not required after Key gave a number of undertakings in relation to the disputed bin collection activities, pending a full hearing of the matter.

Counsel for Greyhound told Mr Justice Roderick Murphy the case had been resolved on the basis of the undertakings already given. The judge was asked that the undertakings be recorded by the court and that he order the proceedings be struck out in their entirety.

The court heard previously that Greyhound, who bought the collection service for more than 144,000 households from the city council, wrote to Key Waste in February asking them to stop collecting refuse from their bins or court proceedings would follow.

The defendants wrote back promising they would desist.

But Greyhound said it employed investigators who, following that promise, allegedly saw Key Waste collecting refuse from what it claims were its bins in a number of areas, including Leinster Road and Grosvenor Square, in Rathmines.

It was not known how widespread it was, but as a result of the investigation, it was decided to bring High Court proceedings, Greyhound said.

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