Ever Bin Had?



“[Greyhound] says it has begun refunding those affected and has claimed that the blunder was caused by the actions of its main rival in the capital, City Bin. Customers who switched to City Bin in November and December were slapped with Greyhound’s annual service charge, which ranges from €50-€200 depending on the individual contract.”

Customers hit with extra charges in row between warring bin firms (Irish Independent)

How on earth did we end up with Greyhound anyway?

In December 2011, then Dublin City Council manager – current CEO of Irish Water – John Tierney,  invoked a veto [introduced by former Environment Minister Martin Cullen] to overrule a Dublin City Council vote 52-50 against the sale of its waste-collection services to Greyhound.

This was despite the fact that Greyhound was, in 2009, forced to pay back €1.3million to Iarnród Éireann because of inadequate services. And, in January 2011, Greyhound was forced to pay €9,000 in fines and costs to the Environmental Protection Agency for breaches of its licence to run a waste facility in Clondalkin, Dublin.

Good times.

Previously: “I Have Every Confidence In Him”

Chief Running Water

Revealed: The Dublin Bin Wars Dossier

Now THAT’s Waste Management

Pics: Dublin People and Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

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