Dublin is facing a bin crisis as up to 18,000 households have been informed that their rubbish will not be collected from Thursday, because they have not signed up to a new private waste service.
Greyhound Recycling, the company awarded the contract to take over Dublin City Council’s waste collection, has warned that it will stop collecting bins from residents who have not met the deadline to sign up to their service.
Customers have to pay an upfront €100 annual service charge up front, or make an initial payment of €50, and to put money into their accounts to ensure they are in credit, in order to have their bins picked up.
“We have a simple system for identifying which households have paid for the service.
“Those who have not will not have their bins collected. There will be no exceptions to that policy,” said Greyhound chief executive Michael Buckley.