Image: Margaret Dunlea at her home in Inchicore with Paul Mulhall and Iosach Oriain from Greyhound Household.

So, some of us had the absolute pleasure of spending part of our Friday morning presenting Dublin’s latest Recycling Champion; Margaret Dunlea from Inchicore with her prizes!


Not a bad start to the bank holiday weekend eh?

After committing to the Recycling Champion challenge at the end of May, Margaret and her family put in a considerable amount of work, which resulted in a 43{274956ee188766cffa9fd13544fc92af19ef135eba77b9fbaa514036943a2328} increase in their green and brown bin usage!

As a result of her dedication, Margaret today became the delighted recipient of €1,000 along with a 3 month supply of Obeo food waste boxes!

Speaking this morning, Margaret said;

I think everyone can see the logic of recycling. It reduces landfill sites and safeguards the environment well into the future. We all want to do our bit, for recycling to work however, it needs to be both convenient and affordable. Having designated bins has helped greatly here and Greyhound’s collection service is a dependable one. Segregating waste properly does require a re-education of the whole family to ‘put it in the right bin!’ My teenage boys are good for the most part but it has been a learning curve for everyone! I have been a Greyhound customer for a few years now and I have always found their customer service excellent!

Our reports also show that there has also been a 56{274956ee188766cffa9fd13544fc92af19ef135eba77b9fbaa514036943a2328} reduction in black bin waste across all 38 of this year’s participating households, a positive impact which is fantastic to see!

This is a record for the competition, which has now been running for three years.

Greyhound Household’s Managing Director, John Brosnan said:

The amount of waste reduction achieved by all the participating households was very impressive. It is indicative of what households everywhere can achieve by embracing recycling. My heartiest congratulations to the winner, Margaret Dunlea.

Don’t forget to watch out for our next Recycling Champion Competition! It really could be you!

black bin waste decreased by 56 Percent