Dublin Rubbish Collected Despite Dispute

The company responsible for collecting refuse has made its collections despite a number of refusals by households to pay the new charge.

Greyhound lorries collected in northside areas, including Clontarf, Marino and Drumcondra.

However, warning letters were left on unregistered bins stating no collections would be made in the future unless at least half of the €100 annual service charge is paid in advance.

The same policy is expected to apply on other northside routes tomorrow.

However, Dublin North Central TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised Greyhound for what he has called a "name and shame" tactic, saying it was "absolutely deplorable".

The Labour Party Deputy said many residents in Dublin North Central had notices placed on their waste bins on Thursday morning indicating their accounts were not paid up and advising individuals to contact Greyhound Waste in order to rectify this problem.

Deputy Ó Ríordáin said: "I believe the actions carried out by Greyhound Waste today are an absolute disgrace. It's not enough that struggling families are being hit with extra charges in this changeover, but now they are being literally named and shamed by Greyhound.

"Moreover, one constituent who I spoke with this afternoon received one of these notices but in fact his account was paid up in full. He subsequently contacted Greyhound and they indicated to him that errors such as this are only coming to their attention now."

The system of upfront payments only applies to wheelie bin customers.


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