Liepajas RAS representatives in March 2012 visited three different recycling companies in Copenhagen and gained insight into the practical operation.
Hazardous waste recycling company SMOKA collects, receives and manages oil- and chemical waste. SMOKA is owned by 16 municipalities in the capital area of Denmark. Every year they receive 10-12.000 tonnes of hazardous waste.
Amagerforbrænding is a waste and energy company owned by five municipalities in the capital area of Denmark. At the plant, they receive waste from half a million citizens. 20% of waste is converted into electricity, while 80% of heat, thus providing a centralized heating 120 000 households and 50 000 households annually supplied with electricity.
The company cphWaste is a waste treatment company in Copenhagen. cphWaste receives all kinds of waste except from hazardous waste. Incoming waste is sorted, shredded and sold for further use.