{meta} Agenda for Climate Action, Environment and Energy SPC on Wednesday 26th September, 2018, 3.30 pm


Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.. View directions

Contact: Email: ciaran.mcgoldrick@dublincity.ie 

No. Item


Minutes of the meeting held 27th June 2018 pdf icon PDF 148 KB


Matters arising

Outstanding reports - Dublin City Council


(i)                  Dublin Waste to Energy re-financing Report

(ii)                 Waste Categorisation report.

(iii)               Eastern and Midland Region Waste Office Annual report

 Outstanding reports – Irish Water

(I)                  Report on Water Conservation Awareness Campaign to issue to the Committee

(II)                Report on water savings where rain water harvesting was installed to issue to the Committee

(III)              Details on Thames costing figures to issue to the Committee provided they are not commercially sensitive.

(IV)              Data behind graphs in the presentations to issue to the Committee


Items requested at the Special Meeting on 25th May 2018:

(i)                  Documentation in relation to the Special Meeting on Commissioning to go up on the Council website

(ii)                 Copy of the HZI document, Function and Design Specification on the Net Calorific Value (NCV) calculation

(iii)               Report on the Powder Activated Carbon recirculation

(iv)               Report on the software failures at the plant

(v)                 Definition of the cell values for the power figures in the Excel spreadsheets



Correspondence pdf icon PDF 41 KB


Chairperson's Business


Eastern and Midland Region Waste Office Annual Report 2017 - Hugh Coughlan, Regional Co-ordinator pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Climate Action Plan Update- CODEMA pdf icon PDF 74 KB


Dublin Metropolitan Climate Action Regional Office - Céline Reilly, Executive Manager pdf icon PDF 51 KB


A Community Approach to Biodiversity Awareness and Conservation - Niamh NÍ Cholmain, Biodiversity Facilitator pdf icon PDF 8 MB


Motion - Herbicide Policy attached. pdf icon PDF 37 KB

That this Committee adopts the attached Dublin City Council Herbicide Use Policy"


Litter Management Update - Simon Brock, Administrative Officer pdf icon PDF 145 KB


Motion referred from the South East Area Committee:

That this area committee calls on the manager to make the following changes to tackle litter in the South East Area:

1.       Employ more good old-fashioned street sweepers as our numbers of front-line staff are down 20% since 2012.

2.       Increase the frequency of litter bin emptying and place the emptying rota on the side of the bin along with a freephone number and email address in case of problems.

3.       Encourage litter reporting via the @DubCityCouncil Twitter feed or a new Dublin City Litter Twitter and Facebook account.

4.       Reinstate the schedule on the Dublin City Council website that showed whether streets were cleaned daily, weekly or monthly.

5.       Require the double bagging of commercial waste in areas prone to seagull attacks.

6.       Instruct waste companies to provide smaller bins or caddies to smaller households and older people so that they have an easy-to-use alternative to wheelie bins.

7.       Reform our parking regulations working with the Department of Transport so that we can restrict parking on one side of the street on one day a month to allow our street cleaning trucks to make a clean sweep of roadsides.

8.       Improve our illegal dumping CCTV so that the batteries are solar charged, and the imagery is sent wirelessly to our offices instead of requiring mobile cranes to insert batteries and download images.

9.       Make greater use of CCTV warning signs and blurred image from CCTV to discourage littering.

10.   Ensure that the QR codes system on our litter bins is fully operational so that the public can report full or graffitied bins.

11.   Distribute two free ‘pooper-scooper bags’ envelopes and an information leaflet when people apply for or renew their dog license, and increase the amount of bins for dog waste.

12.   Better publicise the Dublin City Council Litter hotline 1800 248 348 and email southeast@dublincity.ie and ensure that litter complaints made by email or new media are responded to once tackled.



Dublin Waste to Energy update report - James Nolan, Senior Executive Officer pdf icon PDF 229 KB


Incidents and Non Compliances pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:


Software response from Dublin Waste to Energy pdf icon PDF 435 KB


Dublin Waste to Energy Re-financing report pdf icon PDF 74 KB


HZI - NCV Waste calculation pdf icon PDF 558 KB


Q2 Environmental Report 2018 to EPA pdf icon PDF 8 MB


Dublin District Heating Systems.- Victor Coe, Senior Executive Engineer pdf icon PDF 10 MB