Shared Domestic Bins

In 2011 Mary opposed DCC’s withdrawal from domestic waste collection which led to chronic problem litter and illegal dumping in Dublin’s inner city. 

Mary says that shared Dublin City Council streets bins for domestic waste could be the solution to inner cities chronic dumping problem and encourages inner city dwellers to sign-up to help DCC test the service in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.

Since Dublin City Council withdrew from domestic waste collection in 2011 there has been a persistent and chronic problem with waste management and illegal dumping in Dublin’s inner city. The current domestic waste collection services are not fit for purpose. They do not take account of modern inner city living and lifestyles. There are issues around its affordability, sustainability, and effectiveness. Instead of making the city cleaner far too often they contribute to the inner-city litter problem. 

Over the years Dublin City Council has tried different interventions to address the problem but none have worked. Mary welcomes the announcement from Dublin City Council that it intends testing the idea of shared domestic waste bins located on the public street.

The provision of on-street shared bins for domestic waste is common practice in many other European cities.  They provide city dwellers with an affordable environmentally friendly solution for their domestic rubbish. They are simpler, provide segregated collections, provide possible solution for compost waste, free-up footpath space, are visually more attractive, are always available and free-up private waste storage space.

Dublin City Council wants to test the concept of shared domestic waste streets bins and is asking residents in Stoneybatter to volunteer to participate in a trial.

For more information or to volunteer to be part of the trial click HERE