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  • 18-06-2020 8:09am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭ Notch000


    I was out for a walk round town yesterday. Spanish arch and eyre square were a total disaster zone. Every bin in town was overflowing with take away bags cans bottle and bottle, its lucky there are no tourist round to witness this s**t

    Supermac, boojum, off licences and XiAn were main source of litter, should these guys be help responsible for there waste or is it just the council asleep on the job ?? it not going to be the individual responsibility failing any sort of litter enforcement from the council


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  • Registered Users Posts: 908 ✭✭✭ keithkk16


    It's crows doing all the damage. The rubbish would stay in the bins if there was no crows about. Same thing happens all the time at this time of year


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,066 ✭✭✭✭ Odyssey 2005


    Notch000 wrote: »
    I was out for a walk round town yesterday. Spanish arch and eyre square were a total disaster zone. Every bin in town was overflowing with take away bags cans bottle and bottle, its lucky there are no tourist round to witness this s**t

    Supermac, boojum, off licences and XiAn were main source of litter, should these guys be help responsible for there waste or is it just the council asleep on the job ?? it not going to be the individual responsibility failing any sort of litter enforcement from the council

    That's some post.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,318 ✭✭✭ JustAThought


    That's some post.

    Businesses pay enough council rates and commercial taxes based on the vlue of the properties they rent -
    sure bins get full but the council should be on top of it and have a 24 hour ( or 20 hour!) contracter on duty to empty them into a caged bin lorry - it is a high density public area in a supposed beauty spot and high concentration tourism area. Im sick of sloppy work by lazy councils who tax everything and deliver very little of the everyday basics. Same all over this country.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,066 ✭✭✭✭ Odyssey 2005


    Businesses pay enough council rates and commercial taxes based on the vlue of the properties they rent -
    sure bins get full but the council should be on top of it and have a 24 hour ( or 20 hour!) contracter on duty to empty them into a caged bin lorry - it is a high density public area in a supposed beauty spot and high concentration tourism area. Im sick of sloppy work by lazy councils who tax everything and deliver very little of the everyday basics. Same all over this country.

    Totally agree,however to question whether the named individual fast food outlets should be held accountable is bonkers. First of all they shouldn't be named .

    The op says the bins are full...is that the fault of these outlets ?. Obviously people are using the bins,so they can't be blamed. Another poster blames crows ;). This is on the council,their paid to do a job that their not doing adequately.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    Sounds like the CC need to set up a meeting to organise an agenda for proposals to allocate a slot for potential availability of a meeting to discuss ways of blaming someone else


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,644 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore


    Oh please won't someone think of the tourists.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,695 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    Plenty of peeps putting household rubbish in them too.
    Council sanitation workers deserve praise for keeping the place as clean as it is

    As stated, it is our own behaviour causing this


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,066 ✭✭✭✭ Odyssey 2005


    Sounds like the CC need to set up a meeting to organise an agenda for proposals to allocate a slot for potential availability of a meeting to discuss ways of blaming someone else

    This could possibly be credited to most COCo's in the country.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,301 ✭✭✭ gordongekko


    keithkk16 wrote: »
    It's crows doing all the damage. The rubbish would stay in the bins if there was no crows about. Same thing happens all the time at this time of year

    Mike and Ollie ??


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,857 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    keithkk16 wrote: »
    It's crows doing all the damage. The rubbish would stay in the bins if there was no crows about. Same thing happens all the time at this time of year

    Nope.

    With all food business restricted to takeaway, and extra packaging on takeaway food to ensure hygiene, there is a higher-than-normal volume of rubbish being generated during each day.

    If people ate in at the restaurant then the restaurant would get rid of the rubbish. But they cannot be expected to clean the whole town.

    I wouldn't say that the council is asleep. Just that they underestimated the number of people in town yesterday - it was noticeably busy, and the first time in weeks that I felt uncomfortable about on street social distancing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 779 ✭✭✭ Paddico


    Businesses pay enough council rates and commercial taxes based on the vlue of the properties they rent -
    sure bins get full but the council should be on top of it and have a 24 hour ( or 20 hour!) contracter on duty to empty them into a caged bin lorry - it is a high density public area in a supposed beauty spot and high concentration tourism area. Im sick of sloppy work by lazy councils who tax everything and deliver very little of the everyday basics. Same all over this country.

    Supermac wouldnt contribute anyway.
    Heard he's as tight as two coats of paint


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,186 ✭✭✭ Hoboo


    Paddico wrote: »
    Supermac wouldnt contribute anyway.
    Heard he's as tight as two coats of paint

    Must be true so


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭ beardybrewer


    Absolutely daft to suggest the restaurants or the council should be held responsible. Public bins are a courtesy not a right. If you buy something that generates rubbish you are responsible... nobody else. If the bins are full take it home with you. If the bottle banks are full come back later or find another bottle bank.

    As we are in a period of increased personal responsibility it is disheartening to see entitled muppets blame anyone but themselves for dragging down our city.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Paddico wrote: »
    Supermac wouldnt contribute anyway.
    Heard he's as tight as two coats of paint
    Don't post hearsay, it doesn't reflect well on anyone.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ Catalina Gifted Repairman


    Paddico wrote: »
    Supermac wouldnt contribute anyway.
    Heard he's as tight as two coats of paint

    The millions in sponsorship and other initiatives would very much prove the opposite.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 81 ✭✭ blueshark2


    Dublin City Council have a nice system for reporting full or damaged bins, so their teams can get alerted and they can prioritise those rather than sticking to a maintenance rotation around all the bins.

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1001119217011267
    If the bins are full take it home with you.

    100% agree with this too though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,260 ✭✭✭ Jizique


    biko wrote: »
    Don't post hearsay, it doesn't reflect well on anyone.

    It’s pretty clear from his recent interview with Sarah McInerney on RTÉ that he would be fairly tight with the pennies


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Kerry4Gold


    Notch000 wrote: »
    I was out for a walk round town yesterday. Spanish arch and eyre square were a total disaster zone. Every bin in town was overflowing with take away bags cans bottle and bottle, its lucky there are no tourist round to witness this s**t

    Supermac, boojum, off licences and XiAn were main source of litter, should these guys be help responsible for there waste or is it just the council asleep on the job ?? it not going to be the individual responsibility failing any sort of litter enforcement from the council

    A good few places are in a right state, and have been for months


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ Catalina Gifted Repairman


    Jizique wrote: »
    It’s pretty clear from his recent interview with Sarah McInerney on RTÉ that he would be fairly tight with the pennies

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/business/agribusiness-and-food/supermac-s-in-five-year-deal-with-galway-gaa-for-2m-1.3499189%3Fmode%3Damp


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,258 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    Kerry4Gold wrote: »
    A good few places are in a right state, and have been for months

    Do elaborate.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭ Red_Wake




  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    Paddico wrote: »
    Supermac wouldnt contribute anyway.
    Heard he's as tight as two coats of paint

    Opened his fast food chain for a quick buck, won’t be forgotten


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,260 ✭✭✭ Jizique



    I kind of figured this might be mentioned; this is controversial, and is covered on s good thread on this site - I understand he gets quite a bit back esp through his hotels, but if interested, check out the Galway gaa thread on the site


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,831 ✭✭✭ DuckSlice


    I remember from my college days (a long time ago) a lecturer telling us that there is EU Law that companies are responsible for litter outside their premises. I have no idea if this is true or not or what the ins and outs of the law are. Always thought it was a bit silly that a business could be responsible for someone littering outside.

    OP - did you report the state of the place or just be disgusted about it and give out about it on here?


  • Registered Users Posts: 30 ✭✭✭ derekshelvin


    I put this in the Seagull thread. This was part of Eyre Square yesterday evening at 8.30. That Dublin bin idea is brilliant. Unfortunately it's a minority of people who are causing this and they will never bring their rubbish home with them.

    https://imgur.com/a/NvjtftI


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,857 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Opened his fast food chain for a quick buck, won’t be forgotten

    I see Murty Rabbitts last booking time for serving substantial meals is at 9:30pm. Wonder if they'll get many looking for dinner at that time of the night.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,857 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble



    Charges his minimum wage staff for food they don't eat, so he can give the proceeds away to the get-away-with-anything crew. A great lad all round.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,807 ✭✭✭ ShatterAlan


    Notch000 wrote: »
    I was out for a walk round town yesterday. Spanish arch and eyre square were a total disaster zone. Every bin in town was overflowing with take away bags cans bottle and bottle, its lucky there are no tourist round to witness this s**t

    Supermac, boojum, off licences and XiAn were main source of litter, should these guys be help responsible for there waste or is it just the council asleep on the job ?? it not going to be the individual responsibility failing any sort of litter enforcement from the council


    Why the hell should businesses be held accountable for what other people do? They sell someone a burger. That person takes the burger and sits on a bench and eats it and then put the wrapper in the bin or throws it on the ground like a wanker. What responsibility do the business have for what the customer does with the wrapper?


    Is Tesco or Aldi responsible for the crap bought at their stores that flytippers dump in bin bags by the side of the road?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,807 ✭✭✭ ShatterAlan


    keithkk16 wrote: »
    It's crows doing all the damage. The rubbish would stay in the bins if there was no crows about. Same thing happens all the time at this time of year


    Crows my bollocks.


    Seaguls are the ones that ransack bins.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,301 ✭✭✭ gordongekko


    I put this in the Seagull thread. This was part of Eyre Square yesterday evening at 8.30. That Dublin bin idea is brilliant. Unfortunately it's a minority of people who are causing this and they will never bring their rubbish home with them.

    https://imgur.com/a/NvjtftI

    While clearly there is need for additional bins in the area anyone that dumps rubbish like that should be fined


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