Friday 17 November 2017

Waste firm blames council over bin collection failure

Mark O'Regan

Mark O'Regan

A WAR of words has erupted between the private waste operator Greyhound Recycling and Recovery and Dublin City Council over rubbish collection in the capital.

Residents in one part of the city were forced to wait five days before their rubbish was collected, which led to garbage being strewn across the streets.

Greyhound Recycling took over bin-collection services on Monday in areas that had been serviced by the city council for over 150 years.

The company claims that Dublin City Council failed to alert them in time that bin bags along 15 streets in the East Wall area of the city were not collected last Thursday and needed to be collected by Greyhound on Monday.

However, Dublin City Council insists that only a small number of collections were missed last Thursday and says Greyhound was given ample warning that there were bin bags in East Wall which remained uncollected.

Irish Independent

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