Municipal waste management

Veolia has a wide range of expertise in recycling, collecting, transferring, treating and valorising waste, so that waste produced by human activities can be re-absorbed into the economic cycle while being treated in an environmentally friendly way.

A wide range of expertise in municipal waste activities

Veolia provides the best solutions for municipalities, with a vision for sustainable development that takes into account management system needs, regional development and urban planning:

  • Upstream waste sorting and separate collection for efficient recycling and treatment;
  • Operation of waste collection centers;
  • Urban cleaning services and sewage piping system maintenance;
  • Stable treatment of municipal waste such as waste to energy and landfill;
  • Waste collection and reuse to help cities reduce raw materials and energy consumption.

Whether for large or small urban centers, Veolia provides continuing and long-term waste management services in conjunction with the requirements of municipal authorities.

Flexible investment and cooperation models

Veolia proposes tailored, reliable and environment-friendly solutions through flexible investment and cooperation models, for example, BOT, O&M, BOO and expertise counseling services of waste integrated management for provinces and cities.

> Landfills

Veolia manages more than 150 landfills in the world. Its landfill management system can effectively protect soil and underground water and as well as limiting the emission of greenhouse gases by incorporating specifically developed high-dimension landfill technology: impermeable membrane lining, leachate collection and treatment systems, and utilisation of landfill gas, and strict environmental monitoring.

> Biological treatment

Biological treatments of organic waste - through aerobic composting units' and anaerobic centers' management - this will prove to be the best approach over time. With more than 100 composting units in the world, Veolia helps to revitalize soil with composts and organic fertilizers and recovers energy through a biological treatment of waste that includes aerobic composting and anaerobic digestion suitable for organic waste disposal.

> Integrated services for waste management

Integrated services refer to the integration of mechanical and biological, Waste-to-Energy and landfill treatments in order to manage the wide range of waste characteristics. Integrated services ensure that the best processing technology is used to dispose of the proper type of waste in a way that is both low in carbon emissions while being environmentally friendly.

> Landfill-Gas-to-Energy

Landfill gas is a mix of methane and carbon dioxide. Methane is a flammable toxic greenhouse gas twenty times more damaging to the climate than carbon dioxide. Instead of going into the atmosphere and becoming a greenhouse gas which is harmful to the environment, it can be collected in every landfill and used to produce renewable energy.