Bin collection simplified by new Dublin City Council Bye-Laws

Cllr. Kieran Binchy has welcomed the news that Dublin City Council has finally passed bye-laws controlling the days on which waste collection companies can collect the bins from households of the city. This is aimed at putting an end to the free-for-all regime under which each bin collector was collecting on different days from the same street, so that you could have bins out at night on every night of the week.

From Monday 3rd March every area of the city will have a specified day for household bin collection regardless of waste provider under new Dublin City Council Bye-Laws.

A map of the areas and the designated days for collection is available on:

Waste Management Collection Days Map

The public are encouraged to check their collection day on this map.


The fact that several waste collectors now operate in Dublin means that communities were being inconvenienced by numerous bin trucks in their area on a daily basis with resulting difficulties of footpaths blocked by bins, littering and traffic issues. These Bye Laws will ease these problems considerably.

Dublin City Council’s Waste Management Services held talks with domestic waste collectors as part of the process to determine the collection days. All waste collectors are currently informing any customers who will require a change to their collection day. About 44,000 customers will see their collection day change as a result.