The Irish company was appointed as the successful bidder by South Dublin County Council to provide the service after a competitive sales process.

Greyhound is a sustainable waste company offering a zero waste to landfill service. The company does not own landfill and says it does not believe that landfill provides a sustainable solution to waste volumes going forward.

The company has said there will be no increase in prices of its bin collections in the South Dublin area and has pledged to introduce new reduced pricing options and packages.

Greyhound’s managing director, Brian Buckley, said: “The decision to purchase the business was founded in our belief that we can improve the existing service while also offering unbeatable prices and greater value to householders throughout south county Dublin.

“We intend to provide an improved service for customers in south county Dublin and to attract new customers by guaranteeing to provide the most competitive prices in the market and by providing the best service with the highest recycling and recovery rates.”

The company at present serves 500,000 customers with a waste collection service and will begin its new service on 4th April.

The 50 staff currently employed by South Dublin County Council will be either redeployed within the council or transferred to Greyhound.

Alison Brown

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