Waste infrastructure in Ireland

EPA waste data release 6 Oct. 2020. Latest reference year 2020.

This release presents the waste management infrastructure and waste capacity in Ireland for certain waste treatment activities.  

Proactive planning for adequate future waste treatment capacity in Ireland 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 paper & cardboard, plastics and some metals. These waste/resource streams are generally exported for recycling.

  • Table 1. Number of operational municipal landfills and incinerators, 2007 to 2020

    Open in Excel: Infrastructure Table 1. Number of operational municipal landfills and in (XLS 10KB)

  • Table 2. Operational municipal landfills in 2020

    Open in Excel: Infrastructure Table 2. Landfills accepting municipal waste for disposal, 2020 (XLS 11KB)

  • Table 3. Authorised waste to energy capacity, 2019

    Open in Excel: Infrastructure Table 3. Authorised waste to energy capacity, 2019 (XLS 10KB)

  • Table 4. Authorised capacity for composting and anaerobic digestion, 2019

    Open in Excel: Infrastructure Table 4. Authorised capacity for composting, anaerobic digestion, (XLS 10KB)

  • Table 5. Composting and anaerobic digestion capacity, by facility, 2019

    Open in Excel: Infrastructure Table 5. Composting and anaerobic digestion capacity, by facility (XLS 13KB)