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Waste Management

Waste Management

  • Improving Capacity for Recycling of Waste & Organic Materials

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    The state of national infrastructure and facilities for storage, collection, and transportation of solid waste is inadequate. Most enterprises working in the waste management field utilize inappropriate collection technology. Often the operation of waste collection and transport technology is too expensive, so that the poor cannot pay for the service. As a result waste is accumulating on the streets and presents a potential health risk for the people.

  • Alelyckan – Pioneering Recycling Park

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    Alelyckan Recycling Park was developed as a pioneering facility, where objects perceived as waste are received, repaired, processed and sold on site. Recycling and sorting hall
    Alelyckan Recycling Park has a covered sorting hall where trained staff will help sort your material. Items that can be reused will be set aside and taken to one of the shops in the Recycling Park. Once sorting is finished, you drive on to the recycling centre and dispose of your material in the designated places.

  • Falu Recycling Centre

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    One of Falu Energi & Vatten’s businesses is Waste Management. These include the Falu Recycling Plant that takes care of all household waste and a large part of the waste from private sectors in Falun Municipality. Falu Recycling Centre recycle 99% of the waste and the little that remains to end up in sanitary landfill.

    At the plant, there are several different activities:

  • Fågelmyra recycling centre

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    Fågelmyra is Borlänge municipality recycling center. This is where bulky waste is placed. Borlange residents sort their waste into containers or as hazardous waste. All containers are signposted and marked to facilitate the sorting. If you believe that all waste ends up in the same place, you will be mighty surprised if you visited Fågelmyra recycling center.

  • Gimonäs Recyclingcenter

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    At Gimonäs Recycling Center the households can submit their bulky waste, garden waste and the hazardous waste at no additional charge. The municipal company, Vakin, owns and operates seven recycling centers in Umeå municipality and one in Vindeln municipality. Gimonäs Recycling Center is the largest and most visited of Vakin’s eight centers, with about 200 000 visitors per year leaving their bulky waste, garden waste and the hazardous waste for recycling. The service is included in the sanitation fee.

  • Mora Recycling Centre

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    A world class recycle centre where the households can leave their bulky waste, garden waste, electronic waste and hazardous waste. It is also possible to hand in items for reuse. At the recycle centre at Vattumyren the household can leave different kinds of waste for free. That is a service which is included in the municipal waste fee. There are containers for burnable bulky waste, metal scrap, corrugated cardboard, small electronics and wheels from cars, garden waste, kitchen appliances, concrete and bricks. Inside the building you can hand in your hazardous waste and items for reuse.

  • Umeå Wastewater Treatment Plant

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    Within Umeå municipality there are a total of 19 wastewater treatment plants. The largest, Umeå Wastewater Treatment Plant, takes care of wastewater from households and various businesses in Umeå and surrounding villages. Every year, it receives about 13 million cubic meters of waste water, containing about 3000 tons of organic material and about 80 tonnes of phosphorus. The process of cleaning water demands a lot of energy, but the plant also produce biogas which gives 23 000 kWh per day. Clean water

  • Underground waste: Vacuum System Takes Waste Management to a New Level

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    A new, smart solution for waste management reduces the need for road transport and minimises other environmental impacts. The solution is stationary pneumatic refuse collection, using a vacuum to transport waste through underground pipes, separating different types of waste into different containers. A stationary pneumatic refuse collection system means waste doesn’t need to be collected by truck. Instead, it is transported underground by air in pipes and then compacted in sealed containers.

  • Waste incineration at Högdalenverket

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    Högdalenverket, which is one of Europe’s most modern installations for energy extracted from waste, produces electricity and heat from Stockholm’s combustible household waste and industry waste. Högdalenverket is an important component in the district heating network of southern Stockholm. The waste-fired Högdalenverket is one of Stockholm’s largest combined heat and power plants. It provides environmentally-friendly heat and electricity to large parts of southern Stockholm.