RECYCLING AND ENERGI PRODUCTION FROM WASTE

About us

Vestforbrænding is Denmark’s largest waste management company. Each year we handle around 1 million tonnes of waste and our focus is on the resource value of the waste – whether it is materials for recycling or fuel for energy production. All our activities have an environmental certification and our job is to deliver waste solutions that balance environment, service and cost. Our 330 employees service a total of around 900,000 people – this is one sixth of Denmark's population. In addition we service around 60,000 businesses.

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recycling

Recycling

Vestforbrænding offers all necessary solutions within collection, recycling and processing of waste from residents and businesses. Vestforbrænding handles more than 30 different waste fractions for recycling through our collection schemes, the 24 recycling centres, and our treatment facilities in the cities of Frederikssund and Høje Taastrup.

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District heating

District heating

Vestforbrænding's district heating constitutes an integral part of the coherent district heating system in the Greater Copenhagen Area. Of the energy produced from waste incineration at Vestforbrænding 80 % is turned into district heating and 20 % becomes power. District heating generated through incineration of waste causes much lower CO2 emissions than most other heating forms.

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incineration

Incineration

Vestforbrænding operates Denmark's largest waste-to-energy plant. All waste that is not recycled and that is suitable for this treatment option is incinerated. The energy from waste incineration is used in the production of power and district heating – and thus substitutes fossil fuels elsewhere.

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