Panda: eats, shoots and wants the right to enter your premises

artfoley56

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Given the recent hulabaloo around bin charges, Panda have somewhat unwisely decided to send a new contract to customers. Some of the wonderful highlights include:

The power to levy fines
the power to charge interest on unpaid fines
The power to enter customer's premises to inspect bins.

It seems on the face of it to be excessive and intrusive. we all appreciate that we need to amend our ways in respect of waste but this just seems like a snoops charter together with a money making scam. Time to bin/recycle the contract
 


former wesleyan

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Given the recent hulabaloo around bin charges, Panda have somewhat unwisely decided to send a new contract to customers. Some of the wonderful highlights include:

The power to levy fines
the power to charge interest on unpaid fines
The power to enter customer's premises to inspect bins.

It seems on the face of it to be excessive and intrusive. we all appreciate that we need to amend our ways in respect of waste but this just seems like a snoops charter together with a money making scam. Time to bin/recycle the contract
Panda sez…

Unacceptable waste in brown bins will include plastic bags and bottles, packaging of any sort, nappies, glass, stones, soil, metals, wire, cardboard, ashes, coals or cinder, pet faeces or litter and cooking oils.

TD sez…

“A cereal box or water bottle accidentally disposed of could end up costing families a big fine,”

 

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I would have preferred local councils to be responsible for rubbish collection but the recent FF/FG/Lab governments have all been wedded to privatisation.

Accepting this, the best way forward is for particular areas to be tendered for and one contractor appointed as is done for the LUAS and Transdev.

I have one friend who has six different companies in their estate whilst a relative living on the outskirts of Dublin can't get any company!
 

nwofg1

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The real issue here is all of the scummy shinner types who refuse to pay up, the spend there whole miserable loser life's feeling hard done by, stop buying cans, stop buying pizza and drugs and get a job and stop dumping your dirty nappies
 

Prester Jim

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I would have preferred local councils to be responsible for rubbish collection but the recent FF/FG/Lab governments have all been wedded to privatisation.

Accepting this, the best way forward is for particular areas to be tendered for and one contractor appointed as is done for the LUAS and Transdev.

I have one friend who has six different companies in their estate whilst a relative living on the outskirts of Dublin can't get any company!
Which is evidently not a good idea in many cases, kind of shows that the hard left politicians like Varadkar and P'OD etc who favour privatisation are not using evidence based decision making.
Who on earth said that these guys are intelligent?
Problem is that the EU is also wedded to privatisation and their rules may prevent re-nationalising bin collections.
 

former wesleyan

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That does seem strange, alright. What is the contents of brown bins recycled into?
Compost ? If so, Dog poo takes a long time to break down.
 
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I'm not sure it does really. There could be a disease problem, though. Or is it just that dog poo mostly comes in plastic bags these days?
Nope, it's usually delivered fresh by dogs, but if you want to buy yours in plastic bags that's fine by me.:rolleyes:
 

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I'm not sure it does really. There could be a disease problem, though. Or is it just that dog poo mostly comes in plastic bags these days?
Does. I boarded dogs in a previous incarnation. The septic tank was modified because of it.
 

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So DOG POO goes in Black Bin ?

Sure the smell would mean you have to get that bin collected more :(
 

nwofg1

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Why are people moaning about paying, just pay up and get on with it
 

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People need to stand up and tell Panda where to go. They are making good money on some of this material recycling it away, they messed up and tried to stiff the Chinese with nappies etc thrown into the paper waste and they lost out, all this is about is them them trying to keep there average ton price to keep the profits rolling in. The Government yet again selling the Irish people. The report in today's Irish Times states they will have cameras in trucks, making sure that green bins have no barred waste, interest will be added. If we allow Panda and the rest of the cartel get away with this, we will have another toll bridge fiasco charging outrageous fines
No, the people who are elected to represent them should be doing that - is that not why we elect them in the first place?

Naughten and Varadkar were only too happy to hand over control of our waste disposal to people with no oversight at all and it took a fierce public reaction to get Leo to do that one thing Leo excels at - can kicking.

A regular Ronaldo when it comes to kicking cans is our Leo.
 

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So DOG POO goes in Black Bin ?

Sure the smell would mean you have to get that bin collected more :(

Flush it down the jacks , prob solved !
 

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Given the recent hulabaloo around bin charges, Panda have somewhat unwisely decided to send a new contract to customers. Some of the wonderful highlights include:

The power to levy fines
the power to charge interest on unpaid fines
The power to enter customer's premises to inspect bins.

It seems on the face of it to be excessive and intrusive. we all appreciate that we need to amend our ways in respect of waste but this just seems like a snoops charter together with a money making scam. Time to bin/recycle the contract
– The right to enter on to customers’ property to inspect bins

– The right to alter charges in light of Government regulation or other factors, such as a rise in fuel costs

– Additional charges for hazardous waste, which require immediate payment

– A charge of €15 on unpaid direct debit instalments

– A charge of €30 for cleaning a bin at the end of a contract

– Panda says it “shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever due to Panda’s failure to deliver or perform the services promptly or at all”.

– The customer should indemnify Panda for any loss or damage to the bins.

– The customer should accept full responsibility “for any costs or liability due to the bins obstructing any person(s) or property or being in a location they should not be”.


- Under the new contracts being issued by the bin company, customers will be fined €10-€25 for putting contaminated waste in any of its green, brown or black bins.

- Unpaid fines will be levied with a 1 per cent per month compound interest charge on overdue accounts.
 

nwofg1

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No, the people who are elected to represent them should be doing that - is that not why we elect them in the first place?

Naughten and Varadkar were only too happy to hand over control of our waste disposal to people with no oversight at all and it took a fierce public reaction to get Leo to do that one thing Leo excels at - can kicking.

A regular Ronaldo when it comes to kicking cans is our Leo.
RUBBISH, Leo is a wonderful leader and watch him lead us to greater heights, he will sort out these people who moan about paying
 


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