Residual Waste is still valuable

In spite of all efforts to separate household waste as well as possible, there is always some residual waste left over. Energy from Waste plants (EfWs) give this waste value. Residual waste is incinerated in these EfWs. The warmth that is created from this, is then recovered and converted into energy.


Incineration of waste combined with energy generation, also known as 'waste-to-energy', means that the very last of the residual waste can be used as an energy source. This sustainable energy generation is a valuable alternative to energy from fossil fuels. Indaver is also making efforts in this area in combination with the lowest possible CO2 emissions.

Ultramodern Waste incineration in the south of the Netherlands

Converting waste into energy is a very special field. Indaver is co-owner of the ultramodern Afvalverbranding Zuid-Nederland (AZN) waste incineration facility in Moerdijk. Annually, this facility incinerates 1 million tons of household waste and similar industrial waste. The return is considerably higher than that of traditional incineration plants. This comes from its connection to the adjacent combined heat and power plant and smart combinations with other nearby businesses. It generates enough energy to provide around 200,000 households with electricity for a whole year.

In addition, AZN produces plaster, incinerator ash and fly ash, which, once treated, can be used in the construction industry.

Indaver also has a number of contracts with large waste incinerators in the Netherlands and has locations available to which the residual waste can be transferred in bulk containers or rail cars.

Waste treatment facilities in Doel and Meath

Indaver is the market leader in the thermal processing of non-hazardous residual waste in both Belgium and Ireland. The high tech processing facilities in Doel (Belgium) and Meath (Ireland) are some of the best in their field.

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Marcel Coenen
Key Account Manager
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