South Dublin County Council Introduces Brown Bins

South Dublin County Council is providing householders with a Brown Bin service for food and garden waste in order to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Brown Bins will be delivered to 75,000 households throughout South Dublin County over the coming weeks for food waste including cooked and raw meat and fish, rice, pasta, teabags, bread and cooked/raw fruit and vegetables, and for garden waste such as grass, weeds and hedge clippings.

Along with the Brown Bin, there will be an Information Pack for householders, detailing how to use the bin and what to put into it, as well as a sticker for householders to put onto their Brown Bin to check against before putting waste into the Brown Bin, and a calendar detailing both Brown and Black bin Collection Days. Collection of the Brown Bin (140 Litre) will cost half (50%) the price of the large (240 litre) Black Bin and householders with a waiver will be automatically credited with a number of bin lifts quarterly, allocated between the Black and Brown Bins. It is all part of the Council’s commitment to meeting Ireland’s targets set down by the EU to reduce the amount of biodegradable waste going to landfill by 65%.

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