Amount of landfill waste decreasing
During 2022, the Ämmässuo waste treatment centre received 15 per cent less waste and Vantaa waste-to-energy plant 24 per cent less waste than in the previous year. The total volume of mixed waste decreased by one per cent from the previous year.
In January–March, the Ämmässuo waste treatment centre received over a quarter less waste this year than during the same period the year before. Meanwhile, the volume of waste received by the Vantaa waste-to-energy plant also decreased by seven per cent. In October–December, the Vantaa plant received 46,800 tonnes of waste and the Ämmässuo plant 49,800 tonnes.
The total volume of mixed waste decreased by seven per cent in the October–December period. Its volume decreased in Ämmässuo from the previous year. The volume of mixed waste received in Vantaa remained almost unchanged from the previous year
The Vantaa waste-to-energy plant was opened in 2014, which significantly decreased the waste volumes delivered to Ämmässuo. As a rule, the Vantaa waste-to-energy plant receives more mixed waste than the Ämmässuo waste treatment centre, but Ämmässuo receives more waste on the whole.