Wednesday 21 March 2018

Private firm takes over capital's bin collection

Mark O'Regan

DUBLIN City Council has awarded a new contract for its commercial and domestic waste collection business to Greyhound Recycling -- which it says will save the local authority €60m over the next six years.

But while the council will be saving money, the city's householders could be out of pocket as they face a possible increase in their bin charges from the middle of next year.

The changeover comes into force on January 16 when the Clondalkin- based company will manage the collection of green, brown and grey bins from the council's 140,000 customers.

The company says it will maintain the current bin charges for the first six months of next year.

However, from July it will be able to apply for an increase in charges to offset the next increase to the Government's landfill levy.

Greyhound recently launched a new online service, which allows customers to view all of their account details with the touch of a button.

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