REMEX ensures maximum recovery rates, but also the safe disposal of mineral substances that cannot be processed despite the extensive possibilities. For the landfilling of these mineral wastes, we maintain our own landfill quotas in cooperation with corresponding landfills. Of course, we ourselves are also active landfill operators. Due to our experience with both hazardous and non-hazardous waste, we understand the strict regulatory framework and obligations of government, and are able to provide detailed expertise and efficient processes.
The German Landfill Directive (DepV) – is applicable to the construction, operation, closure and aftercare of landfills and also regulates the use of landfill construction materials. It applies to owners and operators of landfills and long-term storage facilities, producers and owners of waste as well as operators of facilities for the production of landfill construction materials.
Landfills have safety systems such as base sealing and surface sealing systems as well as operating facilities to ensure environmentally sound waste disposal. Depending on the landfill class, these systems exhibit different degrees of complexity. The requirements for landfill construction measures are defined depending on the landfill class.
The "life cycle" of a landfill is divided into different phases, the course of which is legally defined and in which different technical measures have to be adopted. Whoever operates a landfill therefore bears a high degree of responsibility. In addition to adequate resource planning, the careful fulfilment of all legal control obligations is our core task in the daily operation of landfills.
REMEX has experience in handling landfills of all landfill classes. Our acceptance spectrum includes the above-ground disposal of low-contaminated waste from landfill class 0 to hazardous waste from landfill class III as well as underground disposal in class IV landfills.
The following two REMEX projects are examples of our long-standing experience with landfill projects – from planning and construction to commissioning. Close examination of the projects demonstrates that landfills are not simply locations for depositing waste. In fact, they are well planned, carefully implemented and officially approved long-term engineering structures.
In April 2020, four years after submitting the planning approval application, REMEX officially opened the class I landfill "Haus Forst" in Kerpen. The Kerpen location offers landfill options for low contamination mineral waste stemming mainly from North Rhine-Westphalia. It thereby provides additional regional waste disposal opportunities for the construction industry as well as commercial and industrial businesses. The landfill was originally approved in the 1970s as a class II landfill. When a ban on the landfilling of untreated municipal waste came into force in 2005, the old landfill sections were shut down before being fully backfilled. The new class I landfill is now making use of the formerly unused backfill volume. Learn more about landfill construction, the acceptance spectrum and the Kerpen landfill at remex-kerpen.de
The first section of the Hubbelrath central landfill site (ZDH) southern expansion was opened for disposal in 2019, five years after submitting the application for planning approval. The Zentraldeponie Hubbelrath GmbH has been responsible for operating the landfill since 1994. The shareholders of the company are REMEX Mineralstoff GmbH and AWISTA Gesellschaft für Abfallwirtschaft und Stadtreinigung mbH. The final expansion phase at the southern end has secured class II waste disoposal for Düsseldorf and the surrounding area until approximately 2038. In the course of the landfill expansion, the entire infrastructure of the central landfill site was newly created. Read more on the website of ZDH
A special feature of REMEX's services is the pp.landfill concept, our cooperation model for landfill projects with the public or private waste management industry, which offers an alternative option for the implementation of a landfill extension or the construction of a new landfill. Under this concept, REMEX assumes responsibility for financial services and risks associated with the construction, operation, closure and aftercare of landfills. In this way we support the creation of new landfill capacities and at the same time contribute to avoiding a landfill shortage.