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City bins collector takes rival to court

THE private waste company that took over the household waste collection service for Dublin City Council has brought High Court proceedings against a rival firm which it claims has been collecting its bins.

Greyhound Recycling and Recovery, which began collecting household bins in the capital last January, yesterday obtained permission to bring proceedings against Key Waste Management Ltd.

Greyhound is seeking orders restraining the defendants from using waste bins belonging to Greyhound to supply waste collection services to other parties. It is also seeking an injunction preventing the defendant from placing its trade stickers on what Greyhound says are its bins.

Permission was granted to Greyhound by Mr Justice Roderick Murphy following an ex-parte hearing.

The Judge, who accepted the urgency of the claims, made the matter returnable to tomorrow.