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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


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The Dublin Waste to Energy Facility has quickly become a city landmark, shining brightly alongside other iconic sites including City Hall and Trinity College, as part of the Winter Lights Dublin City event. The Dublin City Council holiday initiative has enveloped city streets and buildings with festive cheer from enhanced Christmas lights and projections between sunset and 2 a.m. The city hopes the event will give people another reason to visit Dublin and view this exciting new seasonal experience. 

Welcome to Covanta Dublin

Located in Poolbeg, Dublin Port, the facility:

  • Annually diverts at least 600,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste from landfill
  • Generates enough electricity for over 100,000 homes
  • Potential heating for 50,000 additional homes



Safe, Environmentally Sound Operation

Learn about the state-of-the-art emissions control system at the Dublin Waste to Energy Facility.



What’s coming from the stack?

Learn about the emissions control system and the steam plume coming from the stack.



Frequently Asked Questions


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Dublin Waste to Energy is a Proud Member of REPAK Ireland