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Greyhound illegal waste storage again highlights disaster of privatisation

23 November, 2012


Dublin Sinn Féin Cllr. Mícheál Mac Donncha, commenting on the news that Greyhoud Waste has been found, for the third time this year, to have illegally stored waste on a farm, stated:

“Greyhound Waste has been found illegally storing waste on two farms in County Kildare during the summer and now again on another farm in County Dublin. This is the company to which Dublin City Council management sold the waste collection service for Dublin City last January, despite several votes by the elected councillors against such a move.

“Now 7,000 tonnes of waste collected by Greyhound has been found illegally stored on three farms during the course of 2012. Once again this highlights the disaster of waste privatisation, with waste collection and disposal in the City of Dublin now in the hands of a company with a bad environmental record.

“Citizens are paying more not only for a poorer service but also for one which cannot be trusted to dispose of waste safely and legally.”

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