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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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Airing Tuesday the 12th, Wednesday the 13th and Thursday the 14th of November 2019 on RTÉ One, What Planet Are You On? is a factual reality series funded by Science Foundation Ireland. Filmed on the Tipping Floor in the Dublin Waste To Energy Facility, the series will highlight how we can all make small changes and have a big effect on our environment.

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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.



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Dublin Waste to Energy is a Proud Member of REPAK Ireland