Saturday, 30 June 2012

THE OPENING OF THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore officially opened the Global Village at the Volvo Ocean Race Grand Finale. The City Bin Co. were there to capture the moment.



The City Bin Co. had all their bright red bins in place for the opening of the Global Village. 

TAKE A FUN PICTURE

The Volvo Ocean Race starts today in Galway. There will be lots of fun for all the family. Look out for The City Bin Co.'s large cartoon wheelie bins! They will be in the Global Village. You can get your photo taken with Jedward style haircuts while standing in a wheelie bin!


Post you photos to The City Bin Co. Facebook page.
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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

LAUNCHING THE BINS

The City Bin Co. is proud to be the Recycling Partner of the Volvo Ocean Race grand finale 2012. The bins were brought to the Global and Race Village In Galway days  before the Volvo Ocean Race festival begins.


The City Bin Co. understands the importance of the race and the imprint that it will leave on both the local and Irish economy. Servicing the majority of the houses in Galway city as well as a large portion of the business community The City Bin Co. applauded the positive impact on their customers in the city during the 2009 stopover. Hotels were booked out, restaurants, pubs and bars were packed every night and the race village was a sea of people enjoying the fantastic atmosphere.

John Killeen, President of Let’s Do It Global said “We were so impressed with the professionalism, efficiency and support of The City Bin Co. during the 2009 stopover that we really wanted to work with them in 2012. We are delighted to be associated with The City Bin Co. and to have them on board as one of our main official sponsors again”.


The City Bin Co. is delighted to be involved and showcasing their excellent customer service to the world.

Friday, 22 June 2012

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR WASTE AFTER COLLECTION?

There is a lot of preparation and segregation of waste within homes and businesses. Over the past decade the mindset of the global population has been positively reconditioned to separate waste at source. Most people understand the process that takes place before their bins are collected, but what happens to the waste after it’s collected from your home or business?

When The City Bin Co. collect your bins, the material is brought to our EPA licensed transfer station. Here we simply empty your material from a regular bin lorry and reload it into a larger articulated lorry.  

  • Your general waste is delivered to an engineered landfill, which also is licenced by the EPA. 
  • Your mixed recycling is sent to an accredited sorting facility. The sorting facility sorts and then compacts and bales each material stream, and sends onward to a specialised recycling facility.  It is then prepared and finally converted into new recycled products.
  • Your organic waste is brought to a certified composting facility where, over a 10-12 week period, the organic material breaks down into compost.

Interesting Fact:  In 1999 The City Bin Co. set new standards in the Irish waste Industry by setting up the first commercial glass collection and recycling service in Ireland. The City Bin Co. also brought food waste collection to the forefront of the Irish commercial sector by introducing an organic waste collection in 2003.

Monday, 11 June 2012

THE SINGING BIN MEN!

A musical based on Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's low budget Dublin film 'Once' was the toast of New York this week after scooping eight Tony awards

The City Bin Co. has also had a taste of success in the music business!


In September 2010, The City Bin Co. supported two employees, Parisch and Oisin Browne, in their ambitious bid to write and release a song. All proceeds went to Hand in Hand Children's Cancer Charity, The City Bin Co.’s charity of choice. They enlisted local singer, John Gaughanto add the vocals.

Parisch and Oisin came up with the idea while brainstorming ways to help the charity. They both enjoy song writing as a hobby and decided to go for the DIY option and recorded a song on Oisin's eight track home studio.  

According to Oisin, "We sat down to write a song about a serious topic, but one that was also uplifting and with a positive message. It took a few attempts to get it right but I think we nailed it." Although Oisin has admitted that he has been prone to singing a song or two at 6am while working on the back of a bin truck, he never imagined that his song would be played on the radio.  The  song titled 'That's What You Do' received local and national radio play reaching no 19 in Ireland's music charts.


This ambitious pair of bin men had a goal: To get the song into the charts and raise awareness of the charity. They also raised money for the charity through the sales and royalties of the single. Job Done!