Setting up your bin collection - 3 things you must know
1 - The bins If you were born before 1990 you can probably remember a time when a bin was simply that - a 'bruscar' - usually made of metal, that the bin-men simply fired into the back of their truck. That bin contained all sorts of rubbish - from the remnants of your dinner, to the baby's nappy - and it all ended up in the same place - the dump! Thankfully, times have changed and we have become a lot more conscientious about what we put in our waste. In Ireland today there are three bins - the General (usually black or grey in colour), the Recycling (green of course) and compost (brown).
2 - What goes where The Recycling Bin gives you a chance to do your bit for the environment. Put your plastic bottles, old newspapers, milk cartons, cans etc in here. Empty shampoo bottles can be recycled as well as your empty bottle of water. The only plastics that can't be recycled are big plastics, like toys and games etc. That will have to go in your black bin, or a junk collection if it's too big. People are generally getting better at realising what they can and cannot recycle.The Compost Bin is where your dinner left overs go - but that's not all. A wise man once said that if it grows, it will go in the brown bin - fruits, vegetables, grass cuttings, weeds and as paper and cardboard is made from trees, that can go in the brown bin too. However, if the paper or cardboard is clean, recycle it, if it's dirty - i.e has left over food on it, best to put it in the brown bin.The General bin is for the rest. It can take everything except for medical waste, paint cans/motor oil, rocks/bricks, hazardous waste and electrical goods. To get rid of these items, please contact Kollect's amazing Junk Collection Service. You won't get into trouble for putting compost or recycling items in the General Bin, but you'll be putting a lot more work on the good people in the waste disposal facility and Mother Nature won't be too happy with you!
3 - How much does it cost At Kollect, we offer some very attractive packages, such as the monthly rate - ideal for families “ for just €26.40 per month (with the first two months FREE). This will give you the three bins and six collections per month. Because we're so lovely, we'll also throw in two free flexi collections that will come in handy after that big party, or when Santa Claus has come to town.The other package is really handy - Pay as you Go. We've always understood that some households generate more waste than others e.g a single person or a couple who find themselves filling only half a bin a week will need a better option, and that's where Kollect pay-as-you-go comes in. When you need your bin collected, you contact us and we'll collect it “ it's that simple. There's no contract, no direct debits and no pressure. It's also easy to book your bin for collection “ online, text or by phone. We promise you “ it really is that easy. For more information “ https://kollect.ie/bins