Riches from rubbish: Who’s who in the world of waste

Following the Taoiseach’s vow to protect consumers from rising bin costs, the gloves have come off again in the debate on bin charges. So just who’s making brass from our muck?

9th July, 2017
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City Bin, founded 20 years ago, operates mainly in south Dublin and Galway city Picture: Collins

Rubbish bin collection is becoming a new flashpoint for social unrest.

The political parties and activists involved in protests against water charges are promising to double down by opposing any hike in domestic bin collection charges as flat-rate payments are done away with.

In an effort to stave off yet another damaging political backlash, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Environment Denis Naughten compromised, promising to appoint a waste watchdog that would monitor charges. The...

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