VIDEO: Waste collection services in local estates at risk due to threatening behaviour

Waste collection services may be pulled from some estates in Dublin due to what the capital’s biggest waste collection said is ongoing threats and intimidation towards their staff.

Greyhound Household shared a video online today and called for Garda assistance to protect collection crews from coming under attack from some residents in Dublin estates.

In the video, local people can be seen throwing bags into the back of a collection truck while staff members attempt to stop them.

Greyhound said in one recent case a man was sentenced to two years in jail for assaulting Greyhound collection staff.

The company’s Managing Director, John Brosnan, said: "Our crews are experiencing an increase in threatening behaviour. 

“We have a duty of care to the health and safety of our employees. 

“We have reported the incidents to Gardai and also hope for assistance from local representatives. 

“However, we may be forced to consider suspending collections on some roads.

“We are calling on people to respect our crews while they do a difficult job."

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