Moving in - 1 person - do you have to sign up to a black/green bin contract?

podgerodge

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A sibling has moved into a house, and will not be generating much household waste at all (would intend to put any rubbish in our mothers bin) - do you have to sign up to a black/green bin contract? I see a lot about mandatory brown bins coming in, but nothing about what happens if you don't sign up for any bin at all? Thanks.
 

Familyman77

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You can share bins and just have proof from the account holder of the bins if checked. We take our mother in laws,
 

SBarrett

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You don't have to sign up to have your bins collected. There's plenty of people who don't. I know a few who do all their recycling themselves since a charge was introduced for the green bin.
 

Westlands

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Dublin City Council was sanctioned by the Data Protection Commissioner by proposing to breaching GDPR. I reported them. You won't hear any more
on this front. It was a bluff.
 

Westlands

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Best I can offer is that Data Protection Commissioner's Office accepted my complaint and prepared a report. I talked to Data Protection Officer in
Dublin City Council who took my complaint and liaised with Data Protection Commissioner. Dublin City Council's strategy, proposed in that article was suspended - hence no further developments. Dublin City Council outsourced bin collection to private companies but they proposed (in article) to find out from these private companies the database of people who didn't have any bins. The suggestion (in article) was that such people were fly-tipping or dumping their waste. All contrary to GDPR. It a dead letter - Dublin City Council learned their lesson the hard way.
 

Westlands

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Apologies 'sanctioned' is the wrong word. Dublin City Council was never fined because they never acted on their plan to use 3rd party database contrary to GDPR.
As I said it was a bluff and it was quietly dropped. But it reflected badly on the individual mentioned in Brian Hutton's article.

Dublin City Council will not be finding out who has no bins - not by this means anyway. To suggest such people are likely illegal dumpers
was outrageous.
 

Leo

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Dublin City Council will not be finding out who has no bins
I believe the plan now is to ask suspected households to provide proof they are disposing of their waste legally. Of course this is going to cost them significantly more to manage and means money that could be going to supporting those most in need will be spent chasing those few who are dumping irresponsibly or illegally. In April they had to allocate an extra M€1 to fund illegal waste removal and surveillance operations to detect dumping on top of that already allocated.
 

Westlands

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Back to square one. How does Dublin City Council find 'suspected households' - they've given away their database.
GDPR prevents them from getting that information back. Unintended consequences. What law requires me to prove I'm not doing something wrong - innocent until proven guilty. I'm totally for recycling and totally against illegal dumping. Bear in mind some have difficulty paying these ever increasing charges. Maybe councils should take back responsibility for domestic waste.
 
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