Treatment of MSW in Meath

The Meath Waste-to-Energy facility opened its gates in August 2011.

The facility, the first of its kind in Ireland, treats more than 200,000 tonnes of municipal waste per year and generates 18MW of electricity – enough to power more than 22,000 homes. (link to Meath infographic on RHS) 

Residual Waste that can be accepted at the facility includes:

Residual household waste:

  • ’Black bin’ waste from kerbside collection
  • Waste containing biodegradable material
  • Combustible residual waste from recycling, composting and other pre-treatment processes
  • Refuse derived fuel (RDF)

 

Residual commercial waste:

  • ’Black bin’ waste from kerbside collection
  • Waste containing biodegradable material
  • Skips of combustible residual waste Residual industrial waste
  • Residual waste similar to commercial waste
  • Contaminated packaging / clothing / PPE / liners
  • Off-specification / redundant products
  • Aqueous liquids
  • Wastewater treatment sludge
  • Refuse derived fuel (RDF)

 

Residual waste from Civic Amenity Sites:

  • ’Black bin’ waste
  • Waste containing biodegradable material
  • Contaminated wood Sludge
  • Other material currently going to landfill

 

 

 

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