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AWISTA provides waste management and cleaning services in Düsseldorf and the surrounding regions. Working together with a group of specialist partner companies, it offers a strong portfolio of wide-ranging services for local authorities and their local residents as well as for private individuals and businesses.
Founded in 1999, AWISTA Gesellschaft für Abfallwirtschaft und Stadtreinigung mbH is one of the largest companies of its kind in the region between the Rhine, Ruhr and Wupper rivers. The company and its 800-strong workforce specialise in providing services to their public sector customers as well as in collecting sales packaging. Its customers include the Düsseldorf city authorities, the district of Mettmann and the towns of Remscheid and Solingen.
No matter whether it involves local authorities, private individuals or business customers: AWISTA has established itself as a provider of high quality regional services, putting it in a strong competitive position.
AWISTA is responsible for collecting and recycling the various waste streams generated by households as well as bulky waste and hazardous waste. Moreover, it is in charge of keeping the cities clean and the roads clear of snow and ice in winter. Its range of services also includes running all the household recycling centres and delivering material to the waste incineration plant owned by the Stadtwerke Düsseldorf. In addition, AWISTA operates a modern garage that carries out around 12,000 assignments on municipal vehicles every year – from customising the vehicles, to retrofitting them, to installing particulate filters.
tonnes – the amount of residual materials processed every year
bins are emptied in Düsseldorf every year
REMONDIS has owned a 49% share in AWISTA since 2006 as a result of a cross holding. Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG (public utility company) owns the remaining shares in the PPP company. Thanks to this strategic partnership, the existing resources have been strengthened and new fields of business created. AWISTA’s portfolio, for example, now includes a graffiti removal service for private sector customers as well as cleaning services for carnival parades and sport and cultural events.
Collecting waste & cleaning the city are just two of the many services provided by AWISTA
Together with REMONDIS, the company is working on further extending its leading position in the waste management and city cleaning sectors and on acquiring new customers. One ace up its sleeve is its collaboration with a group of specialist companies in the region, with which AWISTA and REMONDIS are affiliated. Each individual company in this network has its own specialist area. In line with its core areas of expertise, AWISTA’s primary task is to provide services to the public sector and collect sales packaging.
AWISTA places great importance on future-oriented fields of business such as resource conservation, closing material life cycles and recovering and recycling raw materials.
This affiliated group of companies has a strong infrastructure at its disposal as well as diverse and extensive plant capacities. It has, for example, access to composting and sorting facilities and to thermal treatment plants. Any construction and demolition waste is processed by plants in Düsseldorf and Mettmann. This close cooperation work between the firms makes it possible for just one company to offer a huge range of services. All in all, this group processes around one million tonnes of residual materials every year.
tonnes – the amount of CO2 equivalents cut every year
At present, half of AWISTA’s business comes from the public sector and half from the commercial sector. The PPP is intending to grow its operations in both areas. To achieve this, it is not only looking to provide top quality services but also to fulfil all its environmental, economic and social responsibilities. A study, published in 2015, confirmed that the waste management sector in Düsseldorf is already making an important contribution towards achieving greater sustainability. This can primarily be put down to the different collection schemes and logistics systems AWISTA uses as well as to the proximity of the recycling facilities. The study gives special mention to its carbon footprint: in 2014, the services provided to the City of Düsseldorf cut greenhouse gas emissions by 168,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents.
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