Green bin for recycling household domestic waste material in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Calls for the State to take back control of household waste collection have been made following publication of a major review of the sector commission(...)

In recent days representatives of the waste recycling and paper industries in the UK have described the Chinese move as “draconian”. Photograph: Getty Images

China has confirmed it is to stop taking many types of recycling material by the end of the year, posing a major difficulty for Ireland and other EU c(...)

The majority of the 80,000-plus domestic households in Cork county pay by weight or for each lift of a wheelie-bin by a waste collector

The abolition of flat-rate charges for refuse across the State will have little impact in many parts of the country because they are already covered b(...)

In the  High Court, Mr Justice Max Barrett threw the book at Jim Ferry, who  controlled two companies, Ferry’s Refuse Collection Limited and Ferrys Refuse Recycling Limited

Jim Ferry cares about the environment. It says so on the black wheelie bins his company owns and that can be seen over much of Donegal. “Caring for t(...)