Major Emitters

2017 PRTR Sectors and top 5 PRTR data major emitters and off-site waste transfers with comparison to 2016 PRTR data (selected pollutants shown)

Number of facilities reportable for PRTR data 2017 compared ot 2016

Air Releases 

Nitrogen oxides (NOx/NO2)
Sector Licenced Code Facility Name Threshold kg

kg/annum 2016 and rank ()

kg/annum 2017
Energy Sector P0605-03 Electricity Supply Board (Moneypoint) 100,000 3,114,397 (1) 2,562,100
Mineral industry P0029-05 Irish Cement Limited (Limerick) 100,000 1,500,049 (2) 1,484,491
Mineral industry P0030-05 Irish Cement Limited (Platin) 100,000 1,239,870 (3) 1,319,684
Mineral industry P0378-03 Quinn Cement Limited 100,000 1,230,982 (4) 1,249,999
Chemical industry P0035-06 Aughinish Alumina 100,000 1,013,705 (5) 1,010,815

 

Sulphur oxides (SOx/SO2)     
Sector Licenced Code Facility Name Threshold kg kg/annum 2016 and rank () kg/annum 2017
Energy Sector P0605-03

Electricity Supply Board (Moneypoint)

 150,000 2,222,444 (1) 2,104,500
Energy Sector P0482-04 Edenderry Power Limited  150,000 682,500 (2) 1,126,401
Mineral industry P0376-02 Premier Periclase Limited   150,000 595,229 (3) 489,595
Mineral industry P0378-03

Quinn Cement Limited

 150,000 377,346 (4) 383,585
Energy Sector  P0610-02 Electricity Supply Board (Lough Ree Power)   150,000 280,594 (5) 257,060

 

Carbon dioxide (CO2)     
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Threshold kg kg/annum 2016 and rank () kg/annum 2017
Energy Sector P0605-03 Electricity Supply Board (Moneypont) 100,000,000 4,414,769,830 (1) 3,464,620,860
Chemical industry P0035-06 Aughinish Alumina Limited 100,000,000 1,235,104,410 (2) 1,249,315,033
Energy Sector P0611-02 Electricity Supply Board (West Offaly Power) 100,000,000 1,138,202,000 (3) 1,130,974,590
Energy Sector P0486-02 Synergen Power Limited 100,000,000 995,019,364 (4) 1,042,972,353
Mineral industry P0830-02 Bord Gais Energy Ltd 100,000,000 960,410,664 (5) 989,262,067

 

Methane (CH4)     
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Threshold kg kg/annum 2016 and rank () kg/annum 2017
Waste and wastewater management W0012-03 Kinsale Road Landfill 100,000 3,242,102 (1) 3,110,630
Waste and wastewater management W0014-01 Silliot Hill Landfill  100,000  2,981,800 (2) 2,834,800
Waste and wastewater management W0009-03  Balleally Landfill  100,000  2,190,204 (3) 2,531,420
Waste and wastewater management W0017-04 Gortadroma Landfill site  100,000  1,189,279 (5) 1,464,576
Waste and wastewater management W0015-01 Ballyogan Landfill 100,000  1,095,312 (6) 1,111,761

 

Ammonia (NH3)     
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Threshold kg kg/annum 2016 and rank () kg/annum 2017
Mineral industry P0029-05 Irish Cement Limited (Limerick) 10,000 51,501 (2) 55,874
Intensive livestock production and aquaculture P0408-01 DDS Brady Farms 10,000 53,718 (1) 50,857
Intensive livestock production and aquaculture P0526-03 Luke Bogue Enterprises Limited 10,000 45,867 (3) 45,902
Intensive livestock production and aquaculture P0612-01 Mr John Kiernan (Ballinamoney) 10,000 45,527 (4) 45,629
Intensive livestock production and aquaculture P0913-02 Dava Farms Limited 10,000 44,897 (5) 44,897

Water Releases 

Total nitrogen    
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Threshold kg kg/annum 2016 and rank () kg/annum 2017
Waste and wastewater management D0034-01 Ringsend Waste Water Treatment Plant 50,000 3,805,343 (1) 2,679,361
Waste and wastewater management D0033-01 Cork City Waste Water Treatment Plant 50,000 777,122 (2) 1,033,293
Waste and wastewater management D0038-01 Shanganagh Waste Water Treatment Plant  50,000  358,131 (3) 414,931
Waste and wastewater management D0050-01  Mutton Island Waste Water Treatment Plant 50,000  283,239 (4) 300,147
Waste and wastewater management D0013-01 Limerick City Waste Water Treatment Plant  50,000  192,720 (5) 274,409

 

Total phosphorus   
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Threshold kg kg/annum 2016 and rank () kg/annum 2017
Waste and wastewater management D0034-01 Ringsend Waste Water Treatment Plant 5,000 623,847 (1) 658,030
Waste and wastewater management D0033-01 Cork City Waste Water Treatment Plant 5,000 76,592 (2) 103,976
Waste and wastewater management D0038-01 Shanganagh Waste Water Treatment Plant  5,000  31,450 (4) 31,463
Waste and wastewater management D0013-01  Limerick City Waste Water Treatment Plant  5,000  28,007 (5) 21,453
Waste and wastewater management D0022-01 Waterford City Waste Water Treatment Plant  5,000  34,280 (3) 21,079

Waste Transfers 

Hazardous waste transfers inside the country - sent for recovery
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Total tonnes 2016 Total tonnes 2017
Chemical industry P0643-03 AbbVie Ireland NL B.V. 3,180 5,131
Waste and wastewater management W0050-02 Veolia Environmental Services Technical Solutions Ltd 3,997 4,208
Chemical industry P0016-02 Janssen Pharmaceutical Sciences UC 582 3,834
Chemical industry P0013-04 Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals (Ringaskiddy) 830 3,567
Chemical industry P0693-02 Takeda Ireland Limited 748 2,453

 

Hazardous waste transfers inside the country - sent for disposal
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Total tonnes 2016 Total tonnes 2017
Other activities P0207-04 Intel Ireland Limited 2,107 3,704
Waste and wastewater management W0054-02 SRCL Limited (Kylemore Road) trading as Eco-Safe Systems Ltd 1,032 691
Production and processing of metals P0690-03 Decotek Automotive Limited 433 565
Chemical industry P0110-02 Arran Chemical Company Limited 129 544
Energy sector P0577-03 Electricity Supply Board (Poolbeg) 101 358

 

Hazardous waste transfers outside the country - sent for recovery
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Total tonnes 2016 Total tonnes 2017
Waste and wastewater management W0232-01 Dublin Waste to Energy Limited 0 47,686
Waste and wastewater management W0050-02 Veolia Environmental Services Technical Solutions Ltd 8,410 18,459
Waste and wastewater management W0184-02 Enva Ireland Limited (Portlaoise) 7,451 15,746
Waste and wastewater management W0167-03 Indaver Ireland Limited (Duleek) 10,948 11,229
Mineral industry P0487-07 Breedon Cement Ireland Limited 10,059 9,780

 

Hazardous waste transfers outside the country - sent for disposal
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Total tonnes 2016 Total tonnes 2017
Waste and wastewater management W0192-03 Rilta Environmental Limited 17,230 18,689
Chemical industry P0013-04 Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals (Ringaskiddy) 9,604 5,840
Other activities P0207-04 Intel Ireland Limited 6,145 5,785
Waste and wastewater management W0050-02 Veolia Environmental Services Technical Solutions Ltd 4,704 5,514
Waste and wastewater management W0036-02 Indaver Ireland Lmited (Tolka Quay Road), Dublin Port 3,964 3,882

 

Non-hazardous waste transfers - sent for disposal
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Total tonnes 2016 Total tonnes 2017
Waste and wastewater management W0012-03 Kinsale Road Landfill 80,990 74,894
Waste and wastewater management W0013-01 Carrowbrowne Landfill Site 50,836 73,632
Waste and wastewater management W0067-02 Rathroeen Landfill 60,457 59,345
Waste and wastewater management W0053-03 Starrus Eco Holdings Limited (Fassaroe) 93,748 54,456
Waste and wastewater management W0039-03 Starrus Eco Holdings Limited (Ballymount Cross) 56,102 50,308

 

Non-hazardous waste transfers - sent for recovery
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Total tonnes 2016 Total tonnes 2017
Waste and wastewater management W0044-02 Thornton's Recycling Centre (Ballyfermot) 224,391 222,990
Waste and wastewater management P1002-01 The Hammond Lane Metal Company Limited 3,637 201,218
Waste and wastewater management W0140-04 Starrus Eco Holdings Limited (Rathdrinagh) 184,175 197,221
Waste and wastewater management W0183-01 Starrus Eco Holdings Limited (Millenium Business Park) 77,721 174,127
Waste and wastewater management W0205-01 Greyhound Recycling & Recovery 149,552 154,012