Adopting the motto of “give waste a future!” De Meerlanden aims for 100% recycling. By separating waste products, material remains part of the cycle - which means waste remains a raw material. The company annually collects more than 60,000 tons of organic and more than 190,000 tons of non-organic waste.

Impact figures 2016

Compost2,500,000 bags
Organic waste collected60,000 tonnes
Non-organic waste collected190,000 tonnes

Triodos Groenfonds provided the funding for an innovative processing method for organic household waste: an anaerobic digestion installation combined with tunnel composting. This procession method generates five products from the organic household waste: water, compost, green CO2 emissions, heat and clean gas.