Dublin recycling problems continue

Problems with the collection of recycling bins in Dublin have continued, despite promises to sort the situation out.

The Irish Independent has claimed that hundreds are still suffering with overflowing bins, with waste company Oxigen ending its contract in December and not finishing its collections.

A spokesperson for Greyhound Recycling and Recovery, who have taken over the contract for the removal of recyclable waste, said: “A small number of customers have been missed.

“We definitely still have issues with collections. Missed collections in December were more than we were led to believe.

“We are working flat out, in some cases from 7am until 10.30pm to clear the backlog, and doing scheduled services.”

In total, 400,000 customers use the services by Greyound, with the company attempting to clear between 25,000 and 30,000 every day.

According to the paper, Oxigen may face “financial penalties” for its failure to complete collections of recyclable waste.

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