Amount of landfill waste

Amount of landfill waste increased

The Ämmässuo waste treatment centre and the Vantaa waste-to-energy plant received a total of 185,400 tonnes of waste in October–December, approximately 63,900 tonnes of which was mixed waste. Compared to the corresponding period in the previous year, the overall amount of waste increased by seven per cent and the amount of mixed waste by 15 per cent. Both the Ämmässuo waste treatment centre and the Vantaa waste-to-energy plant received more waste this year than in the previous year.

The Vantaa waste-to-energy plant was opened in 2014, which significantly decreased the waste volumes delivered to Ämmässuo. The Vantaa waste-to-energy plant receives more mixed waste than the Ämmässuo waste treatment centre, but Ämmässuo receives more waste on the whole.

The total volume of waste received in Ämmässuo and the Vantaa waste-to-energy plant is not comparable to the volume received previously only in Ämmässuo, as waste is delivered to Vantaa also from other parts of Uusimaa in addition to HSY’s area of operations.