Changes to the way you pay for bin collections now won't take effect until September. The government is scrapping flat rate charges in the hope it'll encourage more people to recycle.
A previous freeze on bin charges lapses today, but the new system scrapping flat-rate charges does not take effect until the Autumn. They had been due to begin this weekend.
Already, concern has been raised that getting rid of flat-rate charges will lead to more illegal dumping. It's already a big problem in the area around Croke Villas, which is being re-developed in the north inner city.
Local Councillor Christy Burke says illegal dumping just beside Croke Park happens every day. He explains that it’s not carried out by the residents but by people who drive by and throw their bags over the walls.
The success of the water charges protests can be applied to defeat the proposed new system of bin charges. That's according to a Solidarity TD who says public protest power should now be applied to defeat Denis Naughten's new system.
A previous freeze on bin charges lapses today, but the new system scrapping flat-rate charges does not take effect until the Autumn.
Mick Barry says that delay is already a concession - and strong public protests can defeat them entirely.