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REMONDIS submitted a number of successful bids for a range of waste management services put out to tender across Europe by the Rhine-Erft District, a region situated west of Cologne. The company’s Rhineland team will continue to be responsible for running the ABA waste treatment plant for the next 15 years. Each year, this plant processes 90,000 tonnes of residual waste and 20,000 tonnes of bulky waste. What’s more, RETERRA also handed in the best offer for recycling organic waste in the district.
ABA’s core business is producing RAL-certified refuse-derived fuels (RDF). Each year, the approx. 30 employees working at the site produce around 45,000 tonnes of RDF from the residual and bulky waste. To make the operations as environmentally friendly and as efficient as possible, the amount of non-recyclable materials is kept to an absolute minimum. The RDF can be used as a substitute for primary raw materials at suitable coal-fired power stations and cement works: each tonne of RDF saves one tonne of CO2 compared to brown coal. A further 10,000 tonnes of RDF is produced from mixed plastics from the neighbouring light packaging sorting plant at the site, which is home to ABA and a number of other facilities. The light packaging sorting plant is also run by REMONDIS.
Reinhard Hohenstein, Managing Director REMONDIS Rhineland
RETERRA, a REMONDIS subsidiary, also won a contract during the tender process to recycle 59,000 tonnes of organic waste and 9,000 tonnes of green waste. To win this project, the bidding companies also had to include a concept that enables electricity to be generated from this material. The composting plant, which has been in operation since 1995, will, therefore, now be extended to include both an anaerobic digester and a tunnel composting system so that RETERRA can produce green electricity from the organic waste – actively helping, therefore, to combat climate change. Thanks to this organic waste recycling contract, the future of the site and the jobs of the 26 people working there have been secured for the next ten years. During the tender process, REMONDIS also won a contract to continue running a household waste recycling centre as well as to accept and manage the treatment of old electrical devices and hazardous substances. Around 3,900 tonnes of these materials are collected from the households in the district every year. REMONDIS had been awarded these contracts in the past as well.