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Wheelie Bins

  • 29-09-2022 11:26am
    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,047 Mod ✭✭✭✭

    If you buy a house in Dublin City Centre, what do people do in terraced houses with no outside space at back and the front opens onto the footpath? There is nowhere to store them? Are they allowed to use tagged bags, I never see any around?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 35,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo

    Sometimes wheel them through the house out the back.

  • Registered Users Posts: 78,012 ✭✭✭✭Victor

    Very few houses have absolutely no outside space, but there will be the likes of some terraced cottages that have been extended at the back. In designated areas you can buy tags for sticking to your waste - mostly bags, but sometimes carboard boxes. You need to register an account and buy tags from specific shops (and possibly post offices). It likely means putting out waste more frequently than you would otherwise like, especially anything food-related or wet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 461 ✭✭silent_spark

    We live in a small city centre apartment block with no outdoor space. We buy bags for recycling and general rubbish and can put them out once a week. We take glass to the bottle bank, and keep food waste (very little in our household) in a large Tupperware container in either the fridge or freezer and drop them to someone with a brown bin every now and then (so there’s nothing gross or wet in the general waste bin). It’s manageable, but if you had a lot of food waste it would be more difficult.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,047 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tar.Aldarion

    Thanks! Looks like I'll be moving into a house with no outside space so tags on bags it will be, as I can't imagine wheelie bins inside the place!

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,082 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble

    Living outside Dublin, but in a small 3rd floor apartment with balcony space but no outdoor space at ground level. Bags from the 1 authorised company is the way to go here.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,497 ✭✭✭✭fritzelly

    When everything moved over to private refuse there was a large swathe of streets exempt from having to have wheelie bins - the page detailing it has now disappeared

    If Abbey Waste service your area you just buy the bags from a local shop