Two bin trucks blocked by campaigners

September 11, 2003

(11:02) Fingal County Council says two of its bin lorries have been blocked in Castleknock.

The lorries have been stopped in Castleknock Grange and Hadley Park by campaigners protesting against the council's decision to stop collecting waste from householders who have not paid waste charges.

The council is understood to be considering its legal options at the moment, and may seek an injunction against the protesters in the High Court.

Meanwhile, anti-waste charge campaigners in the Dublin City Council area say they will hold a major demonstration at the council's depot in Rathmines on Monday morning.

The city council is making arrangements to stop collecting rubbish from householders who have not paid waste charges from next week.

The two other local authorities in Dublin - Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and South Dublin County Councils - say they intend to do the same 'shortly'.

Lorries blocked by protestors

This follows a day of disruption to Fingal County Council's refuse collection service yesterday.

Two of Fingal County Council's bin lorries remained in housing estates in Blanchardstown until late last night following a day of protests.

Refuse collections there and in Portmarnock had to be abandoned when protesters blocked lorries and prevented them from leaving local estates.

The protestors say they will continue their action until Fingal County Council reverses its decision to stop collecting rubbish from householders who have not paid waste charges.

Earlier reports from the bin tax protests can be got here, 10th Sept. report and earlier reports of our campaigns.