Amount of landfill waste still growing
In April–June, the amount of landfill waste at the Ämmässuo waste treatment centre and Vantaa waste-to-energy plant grew by 8 per cent in comparison with the same period in the previous year. Waste volumes increased in both Ämmässuo and Vantaa. The total amount of mixed waste grew, although it was lower in the Ämmässuo waste treatment centre.
In April–June, the Ämmässuo waste treatment centre received 123,400 tonnes of waste and the Vantaa plant 78,600 tonnes. The percentage of mixed waste was 6 per cent at Ämmässuo and 65 per cent in Vantaa.
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.