Dublin City Councillors are calling on the government to scrap bin charges.
They voted in favour of an emergency motion at a meeting last night.
Local reps have voted overwhelmingly in favour of calling for a waste regulator and a waiver system for the low paid.
They also supported a motion last night calling for the local authority to take back control of collecting waste.
It's still not clear what effect a new pricing structure, set to come in in September, will have on household bills.
While city councillors met yesterday, it's reported the government was forced into emergency talks last night over fears the issue could escalate into another Irish Water-type mess.
The Taoiseach today defended the Government's new approach to charges.
He says the change is happening because we're running out of landfill space, and we need to reduce the amount of waste instead.
He observed: "We don't want to build any new landfills, or we don't want anyone to have to live beside a new dump."