Amount of landfill waste

Last updated 10/04/2019 - 12:56

Amount of landfill waste increasing

In October−December, both the Ämmässuo waste treatment centre and the Vantaa waste-to-energy plant received more waste this year than during the same period the year before. The amount of waste in Ämmässuo increased to 114,700 tonnes of waste and in the Vantaa plant to 80,700 tonnes. The amount of mixed waste grew significantly from last year, even though Ämmässuo received less than last year.

During 2018, the Ämmässuo waste treatment centre received less waste compared to the year before. The Vantaa waste-to-energy plant remained at almost the same level compared to the previous year. However, the total amount of mixed waste increased from the year before.  

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.