Waste recovery

The Dublin Waste to Energy facility processes circa 600,000 tonnes of residual solid waste that cannot be sensibly recycled. The facility fulfils a key part of the Dublin's and Ireland's Waste Management Plan which focuses on reducing waste, maximising recycling, minimising landfill, and generating energy from residual waste.


This facility reduces the need to landfill and export waste to other countries, thus enabling the Dublin region to become self-sufficient in managing waste and achieve compliance with EU waste recovery and landfill diversion targets.

Energy generation

The facility safely converts non-recyclable waste into approximately 60 megawatts of electricity which is exported into Ireland’s national grid – enough to power around 100,000 homes.


This avoids the import of 250,000 tonnes of fossil fuels, such as coal, that would be needed to generate the same volume of electricity.


The facility is also capable of generating 90 megawatts of district heating - enough to heat around 50,000 homes - and will act as a heat baseload for the proposed Dublin District Heating System.

State-of-the-art design and technology

The Dublin Waste to Energy facility is designed to achieve optimum energy efficiency and energy recovery, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


We incorporate state-of-the-art pollution control equipment to scrub and filter emissions to protect human health and the environment. We are well below stringent EU emissions limits.


Our facility also minimises water usage by capturing surface water and rainwater from the site, as well as reusing water from the neighbouring waste water treatment plant. Cooling water is drawn from the Liffey estuary, which reduces the energy requirement for cooling and maximises power output.

Benefits to the Community

We provide around 100 well-paid jobs, including 60 full-time roles at the facility and up to 40 contractor and service support roles.


The construction phase created more than 300 jobs, including roles for more than 50 local people, some of whom are now permanently employed at the facility.


We also provide an ongoing economic stimulus to the Dublin region through the procurement of goods and services.


More than €11 million has been allocated for the community to date, with an additional future annual contribution of €600,000 based on the annual throughput of waste.

Safety and health

Nothing is more important than safety and health. At Dublin Waste to Energy, safety is the core of everything we do.


Our commitment to health and safety helps us maintain consistent productivity and quality work that supports our reputation as a leader in the waste-to-energy sector.


We have developed a comprehensive health and safety program at the facility. Our dedication to safety fostered a work ethic that promotes the health and safety of every employee, contractor, visitor and customer, as well as the community we serve. We also reward our employees for engaging in proactive behaviour that helps us to keep safety standards high.

Emissions data

The emissions performance of the Dublin Waste to Energy facility is measured and recorded by a continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS). Emissions data is also collected during source (stack) tests.