Dublin City Councillor Anthony Connaghan has slammed the recent announcement by Greyhound to charge for recycling bags.
Councillor Connaghan said this new charge will just add to the huge financial strain on people in the Dublin region.
The Finglas Councillor said:
“Some years ago I warned about opening up waste collection to private interests. Now all of our initial fears have come to fruition. The market has been privatised and the cost of waste collection has increased dramatically for people.
“The recent announcement by greyhound to charge for recycling bags is just compounding the financial strain on citizens and adding to the hardship that families are going through in the current economic climate.
“Many people only got a day’s notice of these increases which flies in the face of one of Greyhounds ‘4 Promises’ to their customers on their website.
“Sinn Féin’s position has always been for local government to be adequately funded so that funding can't be used as an excuse to sell off public services to private interests. We would like to see the waste collection service back under the control of the local authority so that citizens get a better deal.”