Indaver Ireland

Meath Waste-to-Energy

Under the European Waste Framework Directive and Landfill Directive Ireland is committed to recycling a large proportion of its waste. A residual fraction, however, or 'black bin' waste remains, which is unsuitable for recycling and is currently disposed of to landfill. Ireland is also committed under these European Directives to recovering as much residual waste as practically possible prior to final disposal.

Waste-to-energy provides a sustainable way of managing residual waste. Waste-to-energy technology is already playing a key role throughout the European Union. Every year over 300 plants convert almost 50 million tonnes of waste into renewable energy and provide an alternative to fossil fuels.

Environmental Benefits of Waste-to-Energy

Waste-to-Energy compliments Irish and EU waste policy and energy & climate change policy

  • Landfill Diversion – it diverts waste from landfill which helps to meet landfill diversion targets set down in the Landfill Directive
  • Recovery – it is a recovery operation under the Waste Framework Directive (recovers energy from waste)
  • Climate Change – it reduces greenhouse gas emissions by preventing methane releases from landfill
  • Renewable Energy – it produces renewable and sustainable electricity which replaces fossil fuels and contributes to energy security and supply
  • Energy Efficiency – it is the most energy efficient way to treat residual municipal waste
Indaver Waste-to-Energy Construction Site

Construction History

The Meath Waste-to-Energy Facility is a major waste infrastructure and the first of its kind in Ireland. The project is estimated to have cost €140 million and involved up to 300 construction workers on site for two and a half years.

Construction is complete and residual waste is now accepted into the facility. If you would like to visit the facility now that it is operational, we would be delighted to accommodate you. For further information on the construction, please see our Meath Project pages



Indaver Meath Waste-to-Energy