Annual Report 2017

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Resource Recovery

Bord na Móna Resource Recovery is an integrated waste management business providing collection services, recycling, composting and residual landfill disposal of all waste streams arising from both commercial and domestic sources. Waste collection services operate under the AES brand, providing domestic waste management throughout the Midlands, North East, South East and Mid-West regions to over 106,000 customers.

The growth and development of the Resource Recovery business is a key strategic imperative in Bord na Móna’s ambition to develop as a sustainable Group into the future as we work towards our goal to become Ireland’s leading Resource Recovery operator.

Employee insight.

Micheline has developed skills and responsibilities across both the domestic and commercial divisions.

I started with AES 15 years ago, working at the Portlaoise office and now I’m based at head office in Newbridge. Over this time, change has been the most prevalent theme of the business. I have seen great changes in my career, I’ve worked in different departments, was awarded a number of promotions and given opportunities to develop skills and responsibilities across both the domestic and commercial divisions. As a company we have changed. We’ve grown in size and operational functions, and the integration with Bord na Móna was a key turning point for us.

For me what I love about the job is its diversity, no two days are the same and every day presents a new learning opportunity. AES has an amazing workforce, who show dedication to customer service and a commitment to continuous improvement. This focus and strong sense of team is a driving force within the company and makes me proud to work for AES Bord na Móna.

Micheline Delaney
Administration and Invoicing Manager

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FY17 at a glance

Resource Recovery invested in a dry mixed recycling plant at AES Tullamore, Co. Offaly, this will improve the quality of the recyclables being generated and sent on for further processing.


The landfill gas utilisation plant at the Drehid waste management facility, which converts landfill gas into electricity, produced enough energy to power 8,500 homes while also reducing the facility’s carbon footprint thus ensuring the safe capture and use of landfill gas.


The commencement of the rebrand process began this year. Further aligning with Bord na Móna branding, reputational strength and customer trust.


Significant investment in fleet improvement occurred, including the purchase of 17 new refuse collection vehicles which are equipped with new safety features, as well as a number of other enhancements aimed at providing a superior environmentally efficient performance and quieter operation.


AES introduced the new mini Epac compactor - in collaboration with Lodestone Engineering. This is a new transformative innovation in commercial waste management which is a complete breakaway from traditional methods of collection - and AES is the first company to bring this compactor to the Irish marketplace.


The acquisition, by AES, of the skip collection business of Pacon. This acquisition has allowed AES to grow its business by servicing additional commercial and domestic skip customers in Fingal, Dublin City, South County Dublin, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Louth and Meath.


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Outlook

The business aims to continually grow and consolidate in our existing markets, both organically and through targeted acquisitions.

Significant investments are being made in recovery technologies, reporting systems and consumer online interface platforms in order to continually improve our customer experience.

We are confident our continued focus on industry innovations, customer satisfaction and improvement will drive the operating performance of our business.