Cheapest Dublin Bin Collection Charges

There are several companies offering household bin collections in Dublin. It’s not very easy to find out which company has the lowest Dublin Bin Collection Charges – because some of them don’t publish prices on their websites.
The prices shown are for NEW customers – but existing customers may be charged different rates.

Some of the bin companies only serve certain areas of Dublin – so you might not have many choices in which company you select.

Bin charges are becoming a bit like mobile phone plans. You can choose a plan with a low usage threshold – but if you exceed the limit you will end up paying a lot more.
Most firms operate a charging scheme involving a Service Charge Including a weight allowance, plus a Per KG excess charge above the allowance.

These are some examples of the prices we found when trying to do a comparison of bin charges in Dublin in January 2024 . Prices are for new customers – and may not be the same for existing customers.


Thorntons Bin Charges in Dublin.

  • Eco Band Light – €17.50 a month (€210 annually) for a bi-weekly collection of all 3 bins. You are limited to 25kg per month in the general waste bin – with a charge of 28c per kg if you exceed that.
  • Eco Band – €20.99 a month (€251.88 annually) for a bi-weekly collection of all 3 bins. You are limited to 40kg per month in the general waste bin – with a charge of 28c per kg if you exceed that.
  • Eco Band Pro €24.99 a month (€299.88 a year) for a bi-weekly collection of all 3 bins. You are limited to 65kg per month in the general waste bin – with a charge of 28c per kg if you exceed that.


Greyhound Bin Charges in Dublin

  • €210 “Basic” annual service charge. (€17.50 a month). With this plan, you are entitled to a monthly allowance of 32kg on your general waste bin, after which you will be charged 30c/kg . No thresholds on green/brown bins.
  • €234 “Standard Plan ” annual service charge.  (€19.50 a month). 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.
  • Greyhound also has a €264 a year option “Plus ” (€22 a month) with an allowance of 65kg a month on the general waste bin after which you will be charged 30c/kg  . No thresholds on green/brown bins.

City Bin Charges in Dublin

  • €17.50 a month (€210 a year) . This option includes just 30 kg of general waste per month  (excess charged at 30c/kg)
  • Or €21.50 a month (€258 a year) this option includes 60kg of general waste per month  (excess charged at 30c/kg)

(The recycling and compost bins are included in this price and there are no limits on the weights for these bins.)


Panda Waste Bin Charges Dublin

Panda’s prices seem to vary by collection area , and are hard to discover on their website. But we believe they have the following options in most areas of Dublin (but not in all areas) :–

Option 1

  • €22.50 per month (€270 yearly) for 42kg monthly general waste (excess charge of 28c per kilo)
  • Bins are lifted fortnightly as far as we are aware.
  • Unlimited free recycling and compost

Option 2

  • €26.50 per month (€318 yearly) for 65kg monthly general waste (excess charge of 28c per kilo)
  • Bins are lifted fortnightly as far as we are aware.
  • Unlimited free recycling and compost

Option 3

  • €30.50 per month (€366 yearly) for 85kg monthly general waste (excess charge of 28c per kilo)
  • Bins are lifted fortnightly as far as we are aware.
  • Unlimited free recycling and compost

Summary of Dublin Bin Charges

DublinBin Charges
Annual ChargeKG allowanceExcess per kgBin Company
€2103230cGreyhound
€2103030cCity Bin
€2102528cThorntons
€2344230cGreyhound
€251.884028cThorntons
€2586030cCity Bin
€2646530cGreyhound
€2704228cPanda
€299.886528cThorntons
€3186528cPanda
€3668528cPanda

Is it Worth Switching Bin Companies?

There isn’t much difference in pricing between the different bin companies. As mentioned above, certain companies will only cover certain areas – so the options for switching are limited.


Bin Price Comparison Website


There is a government price monitoring group that aims to keep track of bin charges nationally. But the information shown on it isn’t very useful because it doesn’t name the companies and it doesn’t give any figures for the weight thresholds. It doesn’t appear to be updated much either.


Bin Cartel ?

In 2016 – Dublin TDs Joan Collins and Roisin Shortall accused waste companies of operating “a cartel”.

A recent report in 2018 by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) pointed out that competition from recycled and organic waste should bring down the revenues per kg per household. But – they found that the waste companies’ revenues are rising with the share of organic and recycling waste.
The report suggested that bin companies in Dublin are swapping customers so that they can each concentrate on certain areas to make collections easier for them.   But  – the resulting reduced collection costs for the companies are not being passed on to householders.



If legislation is changed – the bins might be taken back into control of Dublin City Council.
Councillors voted in July 2019 that the council should take back control of bin collection, which it once provided, from the private operators that now deliver the service.


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