One of Afvalzorg’s flagship projects was the redevelopment of the largest landfill site in the Netherlands: the VAM hill, owned by Attero. Afvalzorg used its expertise to develop a landscaping plan for this location for the province of Drenthe, which aims to become the leading cycling province in the Netherlands. It is even considering joining forces with two other provinces to put in a bid to host the 2023 UCI Road World Championships.
The project was launched in 2016 when Afvalzorg set about designing the redevelopment plans. In the Netherlands, a country with a distinct lack of hills and challenging cycling routes, the height of the VAM hill could provide the perfect location for a trail that would appeal to cyclists, mountain bikers and skaters alike.
In 2017 we started implementing the first phase of this ambitious plan: “the Rooftop of Drenthe”. This recreational hill is being raised up to 63 meters using 2 to 3 million tonnes of bottom ash delivered by Afvalzorg and Attero.
This project is a perfect example of how Afvalzorg is able to provide its customers with a site for waste IBC construction materials, and of what interesting changes landfills can make to the landscape.