Our commitment to the community

We strive to make a positive impact wherever we can. We embrace our responsibilities towards the local community and there are a number of ways in which we support and engage with people and organisations nearby.

Investing in the community

Our Community Gain Fund provides financial assistance to community based clubs/groups, voluntary organisations, schools/colleges and businesses for the development of community, educational, recreational, environmental and local heritage projects and works which benefit the neighbouring communities of Irishtown, Ringsend and Sandymount.


More than €10 million has been allocated to date, with an additional annual contribution of €600,000 based on the annual throughput of waste in future years.


For more information, please visit the Dublin City Council Community Gain Fund page via the link below. 

Our Community Gain Fund in action

Beneficiaries of the Community Gain Fund include:


  • Ringsend and Irishtown Community Centre
  • Awarded €1.4 million for refurbishment project.


  • Railway Union Sports Club
  • Awarded €1.1 million to expand and refurbish the club’s facilities.


  • Stella Maris Rowing Club
  • Awarded €480,000 for redevelopment works.


  • Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA Club
  • Awarded €300,000 to upgrade the club’s facilities.


  • Sandymount Tidy Towns Community Association
  • Awarded €227,000 for construction of new "Sea Adventure" playground at Sean Moore Park.


  • Marian College
  • Awarded €225,000 to develop new sports hall.


  • Ringsend & District Response to Drugs
  • Awarded €130,000 for renovation works and purchase of van.


  • St. Matthew's National School
  • Awarded €115,000 to extend and refurbish the sports hall.


Supporting the local economy

During the construction of the Dublin Waste to Energy Facility, over 300 jobs were created, of which more than 50 were given to people from the local Eastside + Docklands Employment Service. A number of these have now secured permanent employment at the facility.


Now in operation, the facility provides approximately 100 jobs, including 60 full-time roles at the facility and 35-40 full-time contractor and service support roles.

Visiting the facility

As part of our commitment to being a good neighbour, we are pleased to welcome tour groups to the Dublin Waste to Energy facility. Since beginning operations, we have hosted school groups, community organisations, government officials and many others.


If you are interested in arranging a group visit to the facility, please email dublininfo@encyclis.com or telephone 01-6032100.

“My sincere thanks for your help in organising today's tour to the facility, for taking the time to present your work so comprehensively and for accompanying us on the tour.”

Deirdre Ní Cheallaigh Strategic Projects Manager, Rediscovery Centre


“Many thanks for accommodating the group from the NTMA yesterday, the feedback from the group has been very positive and appreciative of the time you gave to facilitate us.”

Simon Leonard, Senior Design Manager, National Development Finance Agency

Previous visitors include:

Open House Dublin Weekend

Over 180 visitors toured the facility as part of Architectural Ireland's Open House Dublin weekend event. Alongside 12 other cities in Europe, Open House Dublin placed a focus on sustainability, highlighting sustainable practice through building visits.

European Commission

In June 2023, the Dublin team welcomed Patrick Child, the European Commission's Deputy Director for General Environment. He was visiting Dublin and wanted to see some of the initiatives undertaken by the city to combat climate change.

Dublin Irish Architecture Foundation Open House

More than 200 members of the public visited during this Open House in October 2019.

Australian Ambassador

We welcomed The Hon Gary Gray AO, Australian Ambassador to Ireland in March 2022 for an engaging presentation and discussion followed by a comprehensive tour of the plant.

Dublin and Belfast City Councils

Representatives of both Dublin City Council and Belfast City Council visited the Dublin Waste to Energy facility in November 2022 for a tour of the plant and a presentation on district heating. The Lord Mayors of both councils (Caroline Conroy of Dublin and Christina Black of Belfast) were among those who attended.


Ireland͛'s leading environmental management and award programme, returned to DWTE in July 2022 for the first time since 2019 for face to face learning about the Waste to Energy process.

Dublin Port Company

Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO of Dublin Port Company, and Cormac Kennedy, DPC Head of Property, visited DWTE for a site tour in July 2022 and took the opportunity to view the port from a new vantage point—on the roof of the plant.

Party Chairman of Beijing

Cai Qi, the Party Chairman of Beijing, led a delegation to tour the facility in May 2018.