• 27 November 2023

    Afvalzorg in Sardinia 2023

    In October, Afvalzorg participated in the 19th International Symposium on Waste Management, Resource Recovery and Sustainable Landfilling. The Symposium, a convergence of industry leaders, academia and private organisations, provided a dynamic platform for over 500 global delegates who gathered in Sardinia. Read more

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  • 1 November 2023

    Urgent need to further reduce methane emissions from landfills

    Methane emissions from landfills are a critical driver of global warming. Nonetheless, landfill gas recovery is not mentioned in the 2020 European Methane Strategy. The sixth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC*), with critical assessments of climate change, only addresses reducing the disposal of organic waste materials. Read more

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  • 28 July 2023

    Successful Collaboration in Scotland

    Afvalzorg has formed a partnership with Rock Solid Processing Ltd and Cireco (Scotland) LLP on a project aimed at optimising landfill gas extraction at the Lochhead landfill site in Scotland. The site encompasses various waste management facilities. Read more

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  • 13 June 2023

    Signing of LOI for gas project development in Indonesia

    Afvalzorg has recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the city of Medan, Indonesia, to develop a gas extraction project together with Multriwell and local partners. This collaboration aims to mitigate climate change and minimise the negative impact of the city’s landfill site on the environment. Read more

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  • 31 May 2023

    Low calorific flare reduces landfill emission

    Low calorific flares enable the flaring of landfill gas with relatively low methane concentrations, making it an ideal solution for many landfill sites around the world. Recently, a low calorific flare owned by Afvalzorg was commissioned by a landfill operator in Spain. The landfill gas recovery system will soon be connected to the flare, contributing to the reduction of landfill emissions. Read more

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  • 5 February 2023

    Residents participate in solar park Braambergen

    Energiezorg Partnership has built a solar park on our former landfill site Braambergen on the outskirts of the Dutch city of Almere. Almost 26,000 solar panels can generate enough renewable energy to provide electricity for 5,300 households. Read more

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  • 4 October 2022

    Methane emission reduction

    Employees from Airbus Defence & Space visited Afvalzorg at one of our landfill sites in the Netherlands. Airbus Defence & Space carries out methane concentration… Read more

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  • 8 July 2022

    Updated Landfill Gas Models available

    Recently updated versions of our landfill gas models are available now. We have updated the ‘Afvalzorg Multiphase Landfill Gas Model’ as well as the ‘Afvalzorg Simple Landfill Gas Model’ in accordance with the latest IPCC standard parameters and calculation methods. Read more

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  • 30 May 2022

    Interim evaluation Sustainable Landfill Management

    Since 2017, the Dutch central government, provinces, landfill managers and scientists have been collaborating on an innovative experiment into Sustainable Landfill Management. The research is… Read more

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  • 11 May 2022

    Sustainable Development Goals

    Waste management and landfill activities play an important social role that can make a significant difference by enabling spaces and policies for environmental sustainability and… Read more

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  • 23 December 2021

    Improving waste management in Indonesia

    Afvalzorg and Waste4Change successfully finished a collaboration with students from the Wageningen University & Research on improving (organic) waste management in the Lake Toba Region in North Sumatra. Read more

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  • 11 November 2021

    Solarbase: sustainable solar panel foundation

    We have recently started a pilot project involving the embankment of a dyke in Flevoland, the Netherlands. We have installed the Solarbase there, along with solar panels, in order to investigate how this new type of construction interacts with the dyke. Read more

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  • 16 October 2021

    Sardinia Symposium 2021

    This month the 18th Sardinia Symposium on waste management and sustainable landfilling took place. For the first time, the symposium was delivered in a hybrid event format that allowed delegates from all over the world to participate, regardless of the travel restrictions due to COVID-19. Read more

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  • 24 September 2021

    Update Simple Landfill Gas Model

    A new updated version of our simple landfill gas model is now available at our website incorporating all recent IPCC methodology updates for… Read more

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  • 5 September 2021

    University partnerships

    At Afvalzorg we believe it to be important to collaborate with different Universities, in the Netherlands and abroad. These partnerships, in combination with research programs,… Read more

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  • 4 May 2021

    Emission reduction programme successful

    Already 11 years after the start of our CO2 Reduction Programme, Afvalzorg has reduced her emissions by 53% compared to 2005! Our ambition is to further reduce our CO2 footprint with at least 75% by 2030. Read more

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  • 3 May 2021

    Landfill gas management Spain

    Over the years, Afvalzorg has provided different consultancy services in the Basque Country, working hand in hand with the local authorities or assisting landfill owners with landfill management-related issues. Read more

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  • 23 February 2021

    Landfill Braambergen back to life

    In 2008, our landfill site Braambergen in the Netherlands was closed for waste disposal. This year, we also ended other recycling activities at the site. The emerging hills of the landfill have now created a unique hilly landscape that contrasts the typical Dutch flat surroundings. Read more

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  • 9 February 2021

    Smart reuse of waste

    At Afvalzorg, we try to reuse and recycle as many waste materials from our landfills as possible. This has often proved to be a challenge, but it is clear to us that waste flows can result in an excellent environmental waste management alternative that we continuously aim for. Read more

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  • 23 January 2021

    Solarbase: sustainable base for solar parks

    Afvalzorg has developed a sustainable, concrete-like foundation made from certified building materials called ‘Solarbase’. The Solarbase has good anchoring and the appropriate technical properties of a foundation, and it can be placed on almost any surface because no drilling is required in the soil. Read more

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