The needs of businesses and waste collection
companies regarding residual waste outlets has
resulted in Indaver is seeking amendments to its
waste-to-energy facility in Co Meath. Indaver
has submitted a planning application incorporating
• Increase of tonnage by 10%
• Acceptance of additional waste types
• Conversion of certain temporary structures
to permanent structures
• Extended opening hours 06:00 to 20:00
These amendments need no change in the current
process and no large scale construction.
Outline of application
The Meath waste-to-energy facility has been operating
since 2011, it is capable of treating an additional
10% in waste volumes due to operational efficiencies.
The plant accepts the residual waste that cannot
be further recycled, this waste would otherwise
The facility has the capabilities to treat all
wastes that comes in as part of municipal waste.
As well as regular household waste it can treat
wastes such as paint tins, painters overalls,
out of date medicines and rinse waters from spill
clean ups. A lot of these wastes are already contained
within municipal solid wastes but when they are
collected separately from municipal waste they
are assigned a hazardous waste code from the European
Waste Catalogue. As part of the planning amendments
Indaver intends to apply to take in these additional
Indaver proposes to change the status of spare
parts warehouse and portacabins used during the
construction period to permanent status. The warehouse
and offices will allow us to centralise our maintenance
for the company to the Meath site And provide
a base for visiting staff and contractors away
from the main process area.
Currently our opening hours for waste acceptance
are limited to 8am to 6pm. Indaver proposes to
extend these opening hours to facilitate morning
and evening deliveries from waste collectors and
decrease traffic congestion.