Dublin Waste to Energy increase from 600,000 tonnes per annum to 690,000 sought

Dear Resident, Dublin City Council intends to seek the approval of An Bord Pleanála, to increase the capacity of the Dublin Waste to Energy Facility from 600,000 tonnes per annum to 690,000 tonnes per annum. This is a 90,000 tonne increase or 15%

Facility (“the Facility”, An Bord Pleanála ref: PL29S.EF2022)

It is very coincidental that this move to increase tonnage and truck traffic, follows the move by DCC to stop the north bound traffic on beach road through its failed Cycle Way plan. The toll bridge is already heavily blocked in normal times and this will add to it further. Causing more stationary trucks and added pollution for the wider area. 

In addition, there are concerns that waste for recycling from the 4 local authorities is being burned at the plant. An increase means that there will be less pressure on DCC to recycle properly.

The plans are supposed to be on the operators site( Covanta) but are not up at present.

This application for approval and EIAR will be available for inspection free of charge, or may be purchased on payment of a specified fee (which

fee shall not exceed the reasonable cost of making such a copy) during the public opening hours excluding Bank Holidays, at the following


The Offices of An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902

Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, D08 RF3F

The application plans and particulars and the EIAR may also be viewed at or downloaded from the following website: www.dublinwastetoenergy.ie/eiar

Submissions or observations may be made in writing only to An Bord Pleanála (“the Board”), 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 in respect of:

i. The likely effects on the environment of the proposed development; and,

ii. The implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable 

development of the area concerned, if carried out.

Any submissions / observations must be accompanied by a fee of €50 (except for certain prescribed bodies) and must be received not later than

5:30pm on 14/05/2021 and must include the following information:

1. The name of the person making the submission or observation, the name of the person acting on his or her behalf, if any, and the address

to which any correspondence relating to the application should be sent;

2. The subject matter of the submission or observation; and,

3. The reasons, considerations and arguments on which the submission or observation is based in full.

Such submissions and observations will be considered by the Board in making a decision on the application. Any submissions or observations

which do not comply with the above requirements cannot be considered by the Board.