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Recycling for the Future – The Dublin Waste Management Plan 2005 -2010. Mary O’Reilly RPS Consulting Engineers. Background. 59%. Recycling. 25% Energy Recovery. 16% Residual Landfill.

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recycling for the future the dublin waste management plan 2005 2010

Recycling for the Future – The Dublin Waste Management Plan 2005 -2010

Mary O’Reilly

RPS Consulting Engineers

background
Background

59%

Recycling

25%

Energy

Recovery

16%

Residual Landfill

  • 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

25%

Energy

Recovery

16%

Residual Landfill

prevention minimisation awareness
Prevention/ Minimisation/ Awareness
  • Dedication of Resources – Environmental Awareness Officers
  • Delivering message to schools, community and business
  • Use-related Charging
  • Home Composting
community sector projects
Community Sector Projects
  • Partnership Approach has established a number of sustainable schemes
  • Combining training, employment, and waste reuse/ recycling
replacement waste management plan 2005 2010
Replacement Waste Management Plan 2005 —2010

59%

Recycling

25%

Energy

Recovery

16%

Residual Landfill

draft replacent plan overarching policy
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
producer responsibility objectives
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
commercial industrial recycling
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
biodegradable waste
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
policy for energy recovery
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
implementing the plan
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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