Waste firm accepts rival's undertakings


GREYHOUND Waste has accepted undertakings provided to it at the High Court by a rival firm which had allegedly engaged in collection of some former Dublin City Council customers’ bins.

Greyhound Recycling and Recovery, which took over domestic waste collection in the city in January, claims Key Waste Management Ltd has been collecting some former council customers’ bins without entitlement.

Greyhound initiated proceedings earlier this week aimed at stopping the alleged collections, and Mr Justice Roderick Murphy gave the company permission to serve short notice of an injunction application on Key Waste.

When the case returned before the judge yesterday, he was told Key Waste had agreed to give undertakings to Greyhound in relation to the disputed bin collection activities pending the hearing of the injunction application.

Greyhound was satisfied with these undertakings, pending the outcome of proceedings, the judge was told. Counsel for Greyhound said an issue had arisen over the placing of Key Waste stickers on Greyhound bins and their removal pending the injunction hearing.

Following talks yesterday, counsel for Greyhound said, on the basis of the undertakings, the matter could be adjourned to March 29th. The court heard previously that Greyhound, which bought the collection service for over 144,000 households from the council, wrote to Key Waste early last month asking it to stop collecting refuse from its bins or court proceedings would follow.

Greyhound said the defendants wrote back giving an undertaking they would desist from Monday last. However, Greyhound claimed that investigators had last Tuesday allegedly observed Key Waste collecting refuse from bins, alleged to be the property of Greyhound, in a number of areas in Rathmines.