It is estimated, in normal circumstances, Irish households throw out between €400 and €1,000 worth of food annually. Photograph: David Sleator

Bin collection companies are linking a “record” surge in household waste to overbuying at supermarkets during the coronavirus crisis. While people st(...)

The Department of the Environment has said pay-by-weight charges “promotes greater segregation of waste, improves recycling and allows householders to save on their bills”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Householders, who compost at home, instead of putting out a brown bin for collection, will not be allowed any reduction on their bin service charges u(...)

Greyhound will  increase charges by 50 cent a month for customers on a flat monthly charge, 50 cent per black bin collection for customers who pay per lift and two cent per kilogramme for customers who pay by weight only. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Householders are set to pay more for their bin collections from this month following an increase in levies for disposing of waste at landfill sites.In(...)

Sorting through mixed dry recyclables at Park West Business Park, Dublin 12. People have to be employed to remove contaminants, an added cost for waste companies. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What is acceptable to put in a household green bin varies almost as much as where the waste eventually ends up. All waste providers allow(...)

In the Dublin local authority areas the green bin is seen as the “free bin” by most households, except customers of Greyhound, who use bags instead of bins and since last December must pay €9 for six recycling bags. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In the sometimes murky world of waste disposal there is one service that has always been held out as a success story – the provision of dry mix(...)