Thousands of Dublin customers will have to pay more to have their bins collected from tomorrow because of an increase in landfill levies.

Recycling company Greyhound, which collects waste for two Dublin local authorities, is one of a number of waste companies which have announced an increase in charges.

The landfill levy applies to black bag waste and is imposed to encourage recycling.

The fee increased from €20 a tonne to €50 a tonne last September, however from 1 July it will cost to €65 a tonne to dispose of refuse at a landfill.

Greyhound has said that they will raise their fee 16.5%.

They claim that they had taken over loss making services from Dublin City Council and South Dublin Council.

Other service providers, Greenstar and Panda have said that they will pass on a pro-rata increase.

Oxigen has said there will not be any increases in the Dublin area this year

Local representatives said Dublin householders got little notice of this just as when Greyhound took over the service last January

Meanwhile, landfill levies will increase by a further €10 euro a tonne in July next year.