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1 Recycling for the Future – The Dublin Waste Management Plan Mary O’Reilly RPS Consulting Engineers

2 Background Dublin Waste Strategy (1997) assessed options and chose a scenario with maximum recycling and thermal treatment, to reduce landfill reliance Targets set for the region in 1998 Statutory Waste Management Plan in place in 1999/2001 Review of Plan began in October 2004 Recycling 16% Residual Landfill 25% Energy Recovery 59% Recycling 16% Residual Landfill 25% Energy Recovery

3 Waste Generation

4 Overall Municipal Recycling Rate

5 Household Recycling (tonnes)

6 Prevention/ Minimisation/ Awareness Dedication of Resources – Environmental Awareness Officers Delivering message to schools, community and business Use-related Charging Home Composting

7 Community Sector Projects Partnership Approach has established a number of sustainable schemes Combining training, employment, and waste reuse/ recycling

8 Replacement Waste Management Plan 2005 — % Recycling 16% Residual Landfill 25% Energy Recovery

9 Draft Replacent Plan - Overarching Policy Further emphasis on Prevention/ Minimisation – local authorities to lead campaign Establishing integrated network or reuse, recycling and energy recovery facilities to minimise landfill dependance Region to establish facilities to meet its needs Implement Polluter Pays Principle Respond to Public and Stakeholder input

10 Policy for Prevention/ Minimisation

11 Producer Responsibility Objectives Through EU Directives and Irish Regulations, progress forthcoming on Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipement (2005), and later Scrap Cars, Tyres. Full cost recovery from packaging (Repak) and a fresh approach to product design, recyclability Draft Plan calls for more schemes for other materials

12 Commercial / Industrial Recycling New practices introduced as costs escalated New services offered by private collection companies and Local Authorities Improvement in packaging recycling 34% of Commercial & Industrial Waste is recycled

13 Policy for Household Recycling

14 Biodegradable Waste Key objective to increase the regional recycling rate Introduction of ‘Brown Bin’ for households – To collect Vegetable, Fruit and Garden waste Two Central plants for biological treatment required: – Composting Facility at Ballyogan Recycling Park – Second biological facility at Kilshane in Fingal

15 Policy for Energy Recovery Develop a Waste to Energy plant at Poolbeg with a capacity of 400,000 – 600,000 tpa Facility will generate electricity Possibility of District Heating Network is under investigation Appointment of Service Provider in 2005 Planning and Licensing phases to follow Target date for operation: 2009/2010

16 Implementing the Plan Consultaion with wide range of stakeholders Regional co-ordination by means of Waste Steering Group Annual Report to combine regional data on a regular basis and Annual Forum to enable ongoing review and input: Input from – NGOs & Community Groups – Waste Industry – Industry/ producers – Other stakeholders


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