Waste infrastructure in Ireland

EPA Waste Data Release, 15 March 2018
Latest Reference Year 2018

This release reports on waste management infrastructure and waste capacity in Ireland for certain waste treatment activities. The data/information published will be built on over time.

Proactive planning for adequate future treatment capacity in the State is essential to minimise negative environmental impacts from increased waste generation. Ireland has some waste infrastructure deficits, such as the lack of a hazardous waste landfill. There is also limited capacity for some other waste/resource streams, in particular for recycling of glass, paper & cardboard, plastics and some metals. These are in the main exported for recovery.

 

Open in Excel: Table 1 Number of municipal landfills and incinerators, 2007-2018 (XLS 10KB) Open in Excel: Table 2 Landfills accepting municipal waste for disposal, 2018 (XLS 11KB) Open in Excel: Table 3 Authorised waste to energy capacity, 2018 (XLS 10KB) Open in Excel: Table 4 Composting and anaerobic digestion capacity, total, 2018 (XLS 10KB)
Open in Excel: Table 5 Composting and anaerobic digestion capacity, by facility, 2018 (XLS 12KB)
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