On 11th September 2018, Waste Treatment Technologies (WTT) announced that it has been awarded a contract by municipal waste disposal company, KreisAbfallVerwertungsGesellschaft mbH (KAVG), to construct a new mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant at its Pohlsche Heide site in Hille, Minden-Lübbecke district. The contract was awarded in July 2018.
The existing MBT plant with a separate sorting line has been operating since 2005. However, since the regulations for commercial waste have changed, the original installation no longer meets the requirements. The project includes the dismantling of the existing facility.
The new installation involves a complete processing plant for commercial waste that will have a capacity of 65,000 tonnes per annum. The installation should be ready for operation in January 2019. KAVG is investing €4 million in the project.
The Pohlsche Heide site converts the waste into energy and other recyclables. In addition to operating an MBT plant for household and commercial waste, there is also a biological waste treatment plant for separately collected biowaste and green waste, two recycling depots and, for unavoidable residues, a landfill for category DK 2 waste. Nearly 300,000 tonnes of waste and secondary raw materials are processed each year at the Pohlsche Heide waste disposal and resource centre.