There are several companies that are offering bin and refuse collections in Dublin. It’s not easy to find out which company has the lowest bin collection charges in Dublin – because some of them don’t publish prices on their websites.
Some of the bin companies only serve certain areas of Dublin – so you might not actually have much choice in which company you select.
These are some of the prices we found when trying to do a comparison of bin charges in Dublin in May 2018
Greyhound charge a €222 annual service charge. With this plan you are entitled to a monthly allowance of 42kg on your general waste bin, after which you will be charged 30c/kg . No thresholds on green/brown bins.
Thorntons charge €210 annual fee in Dublin for a bi-weekly collection of all 3 bins. Limited to 40kg per month in general waste bin – with a charge of 25c per kg if you exceed that .
City Bin charge €216 a year which includes 42kg of general waste per month and 50kg of organic waste (brown bin). Charges if you go over these limits are 30c/kg for black bin and 20c/kg for brown bin.
(Panda’s website does not seem to show any prices)
Most bin collection companies also offer pay as you go options which might work out cheaper for smaller households or those that recycle more.
There isn’t that much difference in pricing between the companies – and as mentioned above , certain companies will only cover certain areas. ( In 2016 – Dublin South Central TD Joan Collins and the Social Democrat’s Roisin Shortall accused waste companies of operating “a cartel”.)
According to a survey by the AA – the average bin charge nationwide in 2017 was €304 a year – with charges ranging from €206 to €387 a year in various parts of the country.
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