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Arthurstown Landfill

The site is located in the townlands of Arthurstown, Hartwell Upper and Hartwell Lower, approximately 1.6 km south east of Kill, Co. Kildare.

South Dublin County Council owns a total of 67 hectares but the area licensed by the EPA is only 65 hectares to the south of the Arthurstown Road and is used for the landfilling of Baled Household Waste. The total area used for landfilling is 25.4 hectares.

The site is located on land previously used as sand and gravel pits.

The Landfill

The unique aspect of Arthurstown Landfill is that the waste must be baled before being sent to Arthurstown. It is the only Baled Waste Landfill Site in the country. The waste that arrives at Arthurstown has already been treated at one of the four baling centres around Dublin.

Arthurstown Landfill only received waste from the Greater Dublin Area.

The majority of households in the Greater Dublin Area now have a 3 bin system for the disposal of household waste. A Grey/Black Bin for non recyclables, A Green Bin for all recyclable waste and a Brown Bin for all the food and garden waste. Only waste from the Grey/Black bin is disposed of at Landfill.

The Arthurstown Landfill site is designed in accordance with the planning permission and any guidelines issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on landfill design and operation. In fact the EPA has in the past consulted with the facility management team regarding best practice on site.

  • Latest News

    • 16/10/13
      Arthurstown is now Entirely Capped !!!!!!
      The final sheet of liner was rolled out yesterday 15th October 2013. Congratulations to all staff at the facility. Photos and Videos to come. Works will be ongoing until all gas vents and capping layer is installed. Just in time too with the weather turning this morning, looks like the landscaping may have to wait […] The post Arthurstown is now Entirely Capped !!!!!! appeared first on Arthurstown Landfill.
  • From the Gallery…

    Gas Pipe Welding at Arthurstown Visitor holding a Harris Hawk at Arthurstown Landfill Final Cap 2010 Phase 5 - Arthurstown Landfill Arial - Arthurstown Landfill