A new campaign has been launched to scrap plans for the pay-by-weight charge.
The Green Party claims the idea is 'short sighted' and that more efforts are needed to encourage recycling.
"The green bin charges had the potential to threaten the community goodwill towards recycling in Ireland", Green Party spokesperson for the environment, Cllr. Malcolm Noonan said.
"For recycling to succeed it needs to be free to the public".