Landfills in Ireland

Disposing of waste in a landfill involves burying rubbish and this is a common practice in many countries. Landfills were often established in abandoned or unused quarries or mines. They can have huge impacts on the environment such as leachate, gas, litter and attraction of mice. Methane Gas comes hand in hand with landfill sites. This is harmful as it can kill surface vegetation.

The majority of landfill sites in Ireland are run by local authorities, however there a few privately owned landfills also.  In 1995 there were 87 local authority landfills which decreased to 76 in 1998 and down to 50 by the end of the year in 2001. As of 2011, there were 25 landfills operating in Ireland (EPA, 2013).

The Department of the Environment, Community, and Local Governments plan to reduce the amount of landfill sites in the country to approximately 20 state-of-the-arts sites. These landfill sites will be capable of energy recovery and will operate to the highest environmental standards.

All Landfill sites must be licensed by the EPA and there is a detailed application process for a license. Landfill sites are the responsibility of the operator after the waste has been deposited. The operator must carry out monitoring on the site, even if it is no longer in use. The operator must ensure that the deposited waste and its decomposition is not adversely affecting the groundwater, soil and surrounding environment.  The operator also remains responsible for the maintenance of the site, for example upkeep of the gas and leachate collection system, and for its restoration and landscaping.

The Waste Management Act (1996) provides for substantial penalties for environmental offences. The EPA is the body responsible for dealing with any violations of this act by landfill operators that they have licensed.

Again, under the Waste Management Act (1996) there is a landfill levy in operation. There is a government levy of €20 per tonne of commercial waste disposed of in landfills. This levy is payable on top of whatever fee your local authority or private landfill owner charge for the use of their site. The money from this levy goes towards the Environmental Fund set up by the Government to provide finance for environmental projects.

For information about landfill sites in your immediate area, you should apply to your local authority. It will be able to give you details about local authority-run landfill sites and any private owned land fill sites that may possibly be in the same area. All information about the licensing and monitoring of landfill sites can be obtained from the EPA. If you have any complaints about landfills operating in your area or any area you should contact the EPA.

Visit their website: www.epa.ie

Changes to Waste Collection Services in Dublin City

Dublin CityDue to recent changes by Dublin City Council waste collection is becoming increasingly difficult in Dublin. There are many regulations that both customers and waste collection companies must abide by. These hanges are called waste bye-laws.

Customers of Waste collection companies can only out their bins out for collection at specific times. Customers outside of the Central Commercial District can only put their waste out for collection after 6.p.m on the day before collection. Customers living within the Central Commercial District cannot display waste for collection before 5.p.m on their designated collection day. The council may also allocate a specific collection point where customers will have to place their bin in order for it to be collection by their waste collection service. (To see a map of the Central Commercial District look at the Dublin City Council Website http://www.dublincity.ie/WaterWasteEnvironment )

In regards to waste collection companies there are also many regulations within the bye-laws.  If customers leave out their bin and it is over-loaded, companies cannot collect the bin. All waste must be inside the waste container with the lid closed. Companies are only permitted to collect waste outside the Central Commercial District on the designated collection day between 6.a.m – 9.p.m Monday to Friday and 8.a.m – 8.a.m Saturday and Sunday. Within the Central Commercial District waste companies are only permitted to collect customers waste on the designated day between 7.pm- 12 midnight.

According to the bye-laws all customers of waste collection companies must enter into contract with an authorised waste collector for both household and commercial waste. Items excluded from collection are glass, hazardous waste, electrical and electronic equipment and bulky waste such as carpets and rubble.

With these new bye-laws disposing of your waste is very difficult. It’s time to introduce you to The BIGbin Company. We are a low-cost easy to use waste disposal alternative to your standard bin collection service. We are a pay-as-you-go waste disposal unit operating in Clarehall, Dublin.

We offer customers superb value charging only €6 for 2 bags of rubbish. Our BIGbin units are fully sealed compactors that adhere to all EPA guidelines. Here at BIGbin we are very environmentally friendly. We recycle over 50% of the waste that we recover from our compactors. Even though we recycle a large portion of the waste we recover we still strongly encourage all of our customers to recycle and compost as much as they possibly can before visiting our BIGbin Units.

The BIGbin is extremely easy to use! You just bring two of your own bags of rubbish to BIGbin Clarehall, Purchase the ticket inside, key in the code onto the BIGbin and throw your waste in, it’s that simple!!

So why not change today and take control over your waste? With BIGbin there is no annual fee, no start-up fee and no contract! You get to finally decide your collection day and wer open 7 days a week!

BIGbin,
Tesco Clarehall
Malahide Road,
Dublin.

Recycling Centres in Limerick

Recycling is the process of separating, collecting and remanufacturing or converting used items into new products. The used materials that we recycle are converted into new products, reducing the need to consumer natural resources to make new products.

There are so many items nowadays that can be recycled, almost everything can! Here at BIGbin we encourage our customers to recycle as much as they can as we are an environmentally friendly company. Although we recycle 50% of the waste that we recover from our compactors to recycling facilities, it is still important that our customers do their bit for the environment and recycle.

Did you know that by recycling one aluminium can you could save enough energy to power a television for up to 3 hours? It’s time to start doing your bit for the environment and encourage your friends and family to recycle too!

Our BIGbin units are an environmentally friendly method of waste disposal. All of our compactors are fully sealed which adhere to all EPA guidelines. When the BIGbin is full it is collected and brought to a recycling centre where we recycling the contents using Mechanical Biotechnology Treatment (MBT) Technology .We recycle over 50% of the waste we collect from the BIGbin units. Along with being environmentally friendly, here at BIGbin we are extremely passionate about helping our customer’s dispose of their waste in a cost effective way.

There are numerous civic amenity sites/ recycling centres and bottle banks operating in Limerick and Limerick City so there are no excuses! There is a short list below:

 

Killmallock  Civic Amenity Site, Shannon Development Ind. Estate,

Bruree Road,

Limerick.

Mungret Civic Amenity Centre,

(Opposite Irish Cement),

Bunlicky, Limerick.

Newcastle West Civic Amenity Centre,

Station Road,

Limerick.

 

Compost for Free and use BIGbin for your Domestic Waste!

 

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Bin look one with faceigBin – an alternative method to waste collection, Composting in Ireland.

BIGbin is a convenient and handy waste disposal service compared to your standard bin collection/skip hire service. The traditional bin collection service is inconvenient for many households. A lot of people do not accumulate enough domestic waste to pay for an annual waste collection service; people are also tied down to specific collection days and have to enter a contract with their service provider. BIGbin allows you to dispose of your rubbish whenever you need to!

Our BIGbin units are an environmentally friendly method of waste disposal as we recycle a large portion of the waste that we recover from our compactors. Along with being environmentally friendly, here at BIGbin we are extremely passionate about helping our customer’s dispose of their waste in a cost effective way.

Our ethos here at BIGbin is Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We believe that doing our bit for the environment will help preserve our beautiful, scenic country. Although we send 50% of the waste we recover from our compactors we would still like to strongly encourage our customers to do their part for the environment by recycling and also composting.

Composting is the breakdown of organic material such as kitchen or garden waste by organisms that feed on waste and convert it into an earth like mass. This earth like mass can then be used as soil in your own garden.

You would be amazed at the amount you can throw into your compost bin. Composting will not only help the environment but it can also save you money. By using your composting bin you are eliminating the amount of rubbish your throw into your domestic waste bin.

Here is a list of items that can go into your compost bin; used teabags, coffee grounds, bread, egg shells, fruit, fruit peals/rinds, branches, twigs, leaves, grass/hedge clippings, shredded paper, soiled cardboard, saw, paper napkins, vegetables and wood chips.

So the next time you’re throwing out bad fruit/vegetables or leftovers put them into your composting bin rather than your rubbish bin. Over time your produce will be broken down and you can then use your own homemade soil for your garden!

Bin Collection Services in Waterford.

A Cheap Alternative to bin Collection Service in Waterford.

Fed up of your waste collection service? Sick of forgetting to put you’re Bins out on the designated days? Tired of paying an annual fee? Well then BIGbin is for you!

Bin Collection Services in Waterford.

The BIGbin Company is a cheap method of waste disposal in Waterford. We have four BIGbin locations in and around Waterford City. We are a convenient and handy service compared to your standard bin collection/skip hire service. The current method of waste collection is outdated and inconvenient for many households. A lot of people do not accumulate enough domestic waste to pay for an annual waste collection service; many small households are putting out half empty bins and paying the same price as larger families that generate much more waste. People are also tied down to specific collection days and have to enter a contract with their service provider. BIGbin allows you to dispose of your rubbish whenever you need to!

Currently in Waterford City there are 18,252 households. Every home produces waste and therefore needs a solution to dispose of it. We offer customers incredible value, charging only €6 for 2 of your own black bags full of rubbish. We are an ideal service for every household but in particular we are perfect for those on a budget, small households, empty nesters, pensioners, singles, couples, people who do not produce enough waste to justify paying for an annual fee, students and people who produce excess rubbish at peak times like Christmas time or Bank Holidays.

Our BIGbin units are located on the forecourts of 4 busy petrol stations in Waterford. Our locations are well lighted so you can dispose of your rubbish anytime. Our Service is extremely simple to use, you purchase your ticket in the petrol station, key in the code into the BIGbin units and put your two black bags of waste in, and it’s that easy!!

Fed up of having to “Dance to Someone Else’s Tune” in regards to your own waste? It’s time to make a change and switch to the BIGbin! We can guarantee you will save Time, Effort and Money!! You can finally pick what day your rubbish is disposed of and not have to worry about missing assigned bin collection days!

We are also ideal for students attending Waterford Institute of Technology, as many student households only have 3 or 4 residents so they may not produce enough waste to justify paying for their bins to be collected every week. They can simply go whenever they need to their nearest BIGbin and dispose of their waste for just €6. There is no need to pay your annual collection fee anymore! Our BIGbin units operate 7 days a week which mean you can literally dispose of your waste any time!!

Here are our 4 Top locations

  • Topaz, Ferrybank Service Station, Waterford.
  • Caulfield’s Supervalu, Military Road Waterford.
  • Campus, Kilrush Service Station, Dungarvan, Waterford.
  • Topaz, Manor Street, Waterford. (Bottom of Bunker Hill)

An Alternative Method to Your bin Collection in Dublin.

An Alternative Method to Your bin Collection in Dublin.

bin collection in dublinSick of paying an annual waste collection fee? Fed up of signing a contract with your waste collection service? Tired of Waiting around for collection days? We have the solution for you!!

We would like to introduce you to The BIGbin Company. Our BIGbin units are a cheap alternative to your annual waste collection service. We charge €6 for 2 black bags of waste. We are a convenient and handy waste disposal service that allows you to dispose of your waste as you need to.

No bin tags! No stickers! No special bags! No pulling and dragging wheelie bins! No waiting for specific days of collection!

We are a free standing waste compactor based mainly on the forecourts of petrol stations. It is so easy to use our service! You simply purchase your ticket in the petrol station, key in the code on the machine and place your 2 bags of waste in the drum. It really is so effortless and cheap!!

Fed up of having to “Dance to someone else’s tune” when it comes to YOUR waste?

It’s time to change! The traditional waste collection service is so outdated and inconvenient for many people.  Start using BIGbin today! You choose when you want to dispose of your waste and pay for it as you go.

There is no need to pay your annual collection fee anymore! Our BIGbin units operate 7 days a week which mean you can literally dispose of your waste any time!!

Annual waste collection costs throughout Ireland amount to €298.35

Our service is ideal for people on a budget, small households, empty nesters or people who simply do not accumulate enough rubbish to justify paying for an annual waste collection service.

Our BIGbin units are an environmentally friendly method of waste disposal as we recycle a large proportion of the waste that we recover from our compactors. Here at BIGbin we are very concerned with protecting the environment in whatever way we can. Our units are fully sealed compactors which adhere to all EPA guidelines in regards to noise and smell pollution.

We have one very busy BIGbin unit located at Clarehall Tesco, Malahide Road, Dublin. Keep an eye out for new locations that will be coming soon!!

Friendly Cheap Waste Disposal Collection Service

Waste Disposal Collection ServiceBIGbin: An Environmentally Friendly Cheap Waste Disposal Collection Service

No bin tags! No stickers! No special bags! No pulling and dragging wheelie bins! No waiting for specific days of collection!

Here at BIGbin, you the customer decide your bin collection day! Our units are open 7 days a week and are designed to suit you! For €6 you get to put 2 black bags of domestic waste into our compactors. It’s really easy to use, simply bring your rubbish to any of our BIGbin locations, purchase a ticket in the shop and key in the code on the ticket into our compactor. Just place you bags in the drum and walk away. It’s effortless!!

The BIGbin units benefit you the customer but they are also a huge benefit to the garages where they are located. Garages that have a BIGbin become a stop-off point for all conveniences. As our location partners will testify the BIGbin attracts new customers who seek out the handiness of the BIGbin.

Cheap Waste Disposal Collection Service

Not only does the BIGbin benefit the customers and garages but the environment too!! According to recent reports the average person generates over 4 pounds of rubbish a day and about 1.5 tonnes of solid waste per year.

Here are some interesting facts about recycling:

  • One recycled glass bottle saves  enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes
  • Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your i-Phone/i-Pod
  • Recycling 100 cans could light your bedroom for a whole 2 weeks
  • Recycling just one plastic bottle will save enough energy to power a 60 watt light bulb for 3 hours
  • It takes 24 trees to produce 1 ton of newspapers
  • Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose

After reading these facts it’s amazing that such little things can help the environment! So change your way of thinking and join BIGbin with our ethos of REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE!!

Skip Hire – Bigbin.ie’s Alternative!!!

BIGbin is a convenient and handy waste disposal service compared to your standard bin collection/skip hire service. The traditional bin collection service is inconvenient for many households. A lot of people do not accumulate enough domestic waste to pay for an annual waste collection service; people are also tied down to specific collection days and have to enter a contract with their service provider. BIGbin allows you to dispose of your rubbish whenever you need to!

skip hire

Our BIGbin units are an environmentally friendly method of waste disposal as we recycle a large portion of the waste that we recover from our compactors. Along with being environmentally friendly, here at BIGbin we are extremely passionate about helping our customer’s dispose of their waste in a cost effective way.

Here at BIGbin we are very conscience of protecting the environment. Our BIGbin units are fully sealed compactors which adhere to all EPA guidelines. We recover over 50% of the waste collected from our waste compactors. We would still like to encourage our customers to recycle at home, as here at BIGbin our ethos is REDUCE, REUSE and RECYLE waste.

With using BIGbin you are eliminating the possibility of illegal dumping in Ireland. As members of the public you can report any sightings of illegal dumping to the EPA. If you see anyone illegally disposing of their waste lo-call 1850-365-121. Local authorities, the gardaí and the EPA will follow-up the information provided by the public, as appropriate. Leaving or throwing rubbish in a public place is an offence and can have an on the spot fine of €150 or a maximum fine of €3000 if you are convicted of a litter offence in the District Court. So don’t hesitate in reporting litterbugs in your community!!

skip hire alternatives

We take your rubbish as it suits you! With us there is no waiting around for collection days or relying on your waste services. Simply fill 2 black bags and bring them to your nearest BIGbin waste compactor! It’s that simple!!

Our BIGbin units are not a novelty everyone can use them! Simply look at our website to find the nearest location to you. You do not have to use our service regularly; we are here when you need us for a once-off drop off. Do you ever have extra waste? Whether Christmas has left a lot of trash lying around the house or you’re clearing out after a spring clean BIGbin can take your excess rubbish unlike your waste collection service. BIGbin are here for you 24/7. By supporting BIGbin you’re supporting local business! The BIGbin company are 100% Irish owned and are the industry leaders in the “pay to use” waste disposal market.

 

The BIGbin is coming to Dublin (Tesco Clarehall)

At last we are pleased to announce that the BIGbin is coming to Dublin. Our first unit will be located at Tesco’s Clarehall, Malahide road.  We are delighted with this move, asnot only does it mean that we can offer the citizens of Dublin a convenient and cheap alternative to your standard waste collection service, but that it cements BIGbin as Irelands leading forecourt waste disposal service. The BIGbin will be installed alongside the bottle banks at Tesco Clarehall. The public is charged €6 per load, which is two average bags. It can be used 7 days a week.

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SADLY CORK WAIVE’S GOODBYE TO THE WAIVER

Cork city has announced that as of this year the waiver on refuse collection is going to be withdrawn. This is bad news for the low income household and people on a pension. Half of the Council’s domestic customers are on full or partial waivers. Cork City Council operates  very generous waiver system and in doing so foregoes €4.1 milion per annum in income. Existing waivers will be honoured until April 15th 2013.GOODBYE TO THE WAIVER

The BIGbin is an effective solution to this problem. We have got four locations in Cork and hope to expand that by the summer. We operate as an alternative to waste collection services and are an affordable way of disposing of household waste convieniantly and cost effectively. If you have any questions regarding the removal of the Waiver  Cork city Council have set up An Information Line Freefone No. 1800 283 034 will operate from 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday, until Friday July 8th. See our locations page LINK for our BIGbin locations and for news on new locations.

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