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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

Emissions Testing Results

An independent third party testing company recently completed stack emissions testing for both combustion lines at the Dublin Waste to Energy facility. Results from the testing demonstrated that the emissions were significantly below the limits required in the facility's licence. Highlights include: Dioxins and Furans - 98.14% below licence limits and Total Particulate Matter - 96.37% beneath licence limits. A summary table of the results can be downloaded at the link below.

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Welcome to Covanta Dublin

Take a tour of the Dublin Waste to Energy Facility.



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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