Every day about 600 trucks transport waste from numerous companies and municipalities to AEB. Roughly one third of this is residual waste from residents of Amsterdam and surrounding municipalities. The rest is waste from companies and factories, but also waste from crowded places, such as train stations, offices, shops or festivals.
Once as much valuable raw material as possible has been removed from the waste, we use what remains to generate energy as efficiently as possible. In this way we heat around 30,000 houses in Amsterdam and supply sustainable electricity to the electricity grid. (Read more about Waste to energy)
Our society is facing the challenge of dealing with raw materials in a smarter and responsible way. This means that we have to deal with waste in a sensible way in order to maximise the recovery of raw materials. In order to avoid waste, closing cycles (circular economy) is becoming increasingly important. This has an impact on the way we look at waste. AEB wants to contribute to a sustainable way of waste processing. We don't do this alone. Solutions become better when they are developed with partners within the waste chain (e.g. with waste collectors), but also outside this chain. That is why we work together with customers, suppliers and other partners to achieve sustainable waste processing with as little waste as possible and an energy return as high as possible.