Covanta — Dublin Waste to Energy Facility

Photo: Padraic O'Reilly

Covanta — Dublin Waste to Energy Facility

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Saturday 13 October

The Dublin Waste-to-Energy project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Dublin City Council (acting on behalf of the four Dublin Local Authorities) and Covanta, a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions, to provide a sustainable treatment of waste that cannot be reused or recycled. The plant process at least 600,000 tonnes of solid waste that cannot be sensibly recycled, moving the Dublin region away from dependence on landfilling waste. The Dublin Waste-to-Energy provides electricity for 80,000 homes and heating potential for 50,000 homes. Visitors will be able to visit the control room of the plant and see how this porcess is managed through state of the art systems.

Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed. Visitors awarded lottery tickets can only access the site by driving and must provide their car registration number at the time of applying for a lottery entry. All visitors must sign an indemnity letter to be provided by Covanta on arrival prior to the tour. Photography is restricted on this tour. The minimum age for children on this tour is 14years old and they must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian Wheelchair accessible. This tour is not suitable for children. Photography is not allowed on this tour.

Building Date: 2018

Booking Lottery

Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed. Winners will be notified of their tour details ahead of the Open House Dublin weekend. Most of the Open House Dublin tours are operated on a First Come, First Served basis. So if you missed out on this lottery, make sure to check out the rest of the programme!

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