Site Operations

Arthurstown Landfill Operations

Arthurstown Landfill Operations - Ariel View

In 1991, when the existing waste disposal sites in Dublin were approaching their full capacity, Dublin Local Authorities commissioned two ESBI studies: Waste Strategy for the Dublin Region and the Landfill Site Selection Study. The findings and recommendations of these two reports included:

  • that continued use of landfilling as the principal method of disposal of Municipal waste in the region
  • the construction of facilities to transfer bulk waste
  • for reasons of environmental acceptability, the use of baling technology at these facilities
  • the location of proposed baling and transfer facilities adjacent to The M50 motorway
  • the building of the first baling plant at Ballymount in the south-west of Dublin city
  • a site at Arthurstown, Kill, Co. Kildare as the most suitable for site for developing as landfill

In 1992, Dublin Council applied the findings of two reports when seeking to create the necessary infrastructure for the next generation of waste disposal in the Dublin Region. When Dublin County Council was reorganised in 1994, the County Councils (South Dublin /Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown/Fingal) and Dublin Corporation undertook the development of the Arthurstown site and the Baling Centre. Later in the same year, Dublin County Council handed over management of the site to South Dublin County Council.

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