About Us

The Vital Role of the IWMA

Our member companies employ 4,200 people directly and have a combined annual financial turnover of €645 million.

Our members collect 75% of the household waste currently managed in Ireland and in 2013 and the vast bulk of the commercial, industrial and hazardous wastes.

Our members processed approximately 3.5 million tonnes of waste at our 65 non-hazardous and 10 hazardous waste facilities in 2013.  The bulk of this waste was recycled or otherwise recovered.  All our member’s facilities are either licensed by the EPA or operated under a local authority permit.

Here is breakdown of the facilities operated by IWMA Members:

Type of FacilityNumber of FacilitiesLicensed Capacity (tonnes)2013 Throughput (tonnes)
Licensed Non Hazardous Mechanical Treatment Facilities
(incl. recycling & transfer)
394,108,9302,249,446
Permitted Non Hazardous Mechanical Treatment Facilities
(incl. recycling & transfer)
21763,900467,583
Licensed Biological Treatment Facilities
(composting)
3161,00087,520
Licensed Energy from Waste facility
(Modern incinerator)
1220,000220,000
Residual Waste Landfill
(non-hazardous)
1350,000310,900
Licensed Hazardous Waste Transfer & Treatment Facilities10508,257225,203
Totals756,112,0873,560,652