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Dublin Waste to Energy

The Dublin Waste to Energy Facility converts waste that cannot be reused or recycled into clean energy

Located in Poolbeg, Dublin Port, the facility:

  • Annually diverts up to 600,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste from landfill

  • Generates enough electricity for up to 80,000 homes

  • Potential heating for 50,000 additional homes

Latest News

13 June 2017

Update 3 - Incident at Dublin Waste to Energy

Covanta and our contractor responsible for construction and commissioning, Hitachi Zosen Inova, are co-operating fully with the Health and Safety Authority and other appropriate authorities to establish the factors that led to the incident at the Dublin Waste to Energy Facility on June 7th.

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What is Waste-to-Energy?

Waste-to-Energy facilities provide a safe, technologically advanced means of waste disposal
that reduces waste being sent to landfills while generating clean energy from the process.


What are the benefits of Waste-to-Energy?

Waste-to-Energy reduces greenhouse gases, diverts waste from landfills, recycles metals and generates clean energy.

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Giving back to the Community

We recognise the importance of being part of the wider community and have established a community
gain fund that will have positive impacts on our neighbors in Irishtown, Ringsend and Sandymount.

Our Community Engagement