Municipal Waste Management

We convert recyclable waste into new high-quality raw materials and convert non-recyclable waste into power

Indaver’s business service for household and commercial waste, also known as ‘municipal solid waste’ involves service provision for both the public and private sectors in Europe. Maximum recovery of materials and energy in compliance with the strictest environmental standards is key. The aim is to divert waste from landfill, to convert recyclable waste into new high-quality raw materials and to convert non-recyclable waste into power, providing an alternative source of energy to power homes and industry.

For decades now, Indaver has been a reliable partner that supports public customers and private waste collectors and help them conduct a sustainable and cost-efficient waste policy. Indaver strives for long-term collaboration, often within intensive partnerships with joint investments in processing capacity.

Who are we?

Indaver offers high-quality, sustainable, and cost-efficient Total Waste Management solutions to public authorities, waste companies, and large scale industry. For each type of waste we offer a tailored solution thanks to our 35 years of expertise and our wide range of inhouse facilities and processing possibilities with third parties. Through high quality recycling and maximum recovery of energy and valuable components from waste, Indaver intends to keep leading the field in sustainable waste management.

Over the years Indaver has become an international player in Europe, with facilities and operations in Belgium, Germany, the UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands. 

How do we do it?

We aim to recover high-quality raw materials and energy and keep the materials loop clean and safe. We have a wide range of treatment facilities of the highest technical standards to guarantee this and to help realise the circular economy. We operate facilities for the recycling of packaging materials, fluorescent lamps, and incinerator ashes. We treat organic waste in our digestion and composting plants. Non-recyclable waste is converted into energy in grate incinerators and fluidised bed incinerators. Our rotary kilns are reserved for the safe thermal treatment of hazardous waste.

We operate our facilities effectively with the knowhow and years of experience of highly trained staff. This allows us not only to raise the availability of our facilities to a very high standard, but also to anticipate the technological evolutions that occur on the various technical components of those facilities: registration and weighing, flue gas purification, energy and water management and so on. We integrate new technical insights into our facilities. Thanks to this careful management and high availability, Indaver can offer a guarantee that public customers’ and collectors’ waste will always be treated in the best possible circumstances. This type of management enables us to maintain this guarantee of continuity even in times of crisis.

Why choose us?

Indaver never ceases to search for the very best technology that allows us to process public customers’ waste flows and that facilitates maximum energy and materials recovery. We develop new and innovative technologies that respond to customers’ needs while offering the essential flexibility. We invest in technological innovation, enabling us to keep on improving the recovery of high-grade materials and sustainable energy. New technological insights undergo a thorough evaluation. If the evaluation is positive, we integrate these into our facilities, otherwise we invest in new infrastructure. This means we always have state-of-the-art technology. 

Many local authorities collaborate within their region to work towards a climate neutral future. One of their concerns is to secure continuity and sustainability in waste treatment. As these concerns match with our mission, Indaver is the ideal partner able to meet these requirements. 

In Belgium

Indaver is a trusted partner for (semi-)public bodies, waste compliance organisations and waste collectors

Indaver is a trusted and flexible waste management service provider that is committed to finding sustainable and cost-effective solutions for its customers, which include both (semi-)public entities and waste compliance organizations. We work closely with our clients and our network to identify the most optimal and eco-friendly ways to manage various forms of (residual) waste.   At Indaver, we leverage our in-depth market knowledge and reliable sales channels to provide our customers with a growing range of treatment plants that comply with all legislative frameworks. We are also proud to be a supplier of circular raw materials and energy, which helps to improve the market position and competitiveness of our customers.

We unburden water treatment companies by managing their sludges through our specialized fluidised bed facilities or constructing custom facilities for them through a build-own-operate agreement. We prioritize the optimal recovery of both materials and energy in every stage of the treatment process.   To municipal authorities and intermunicipal partnerships, we offer top-tier waste management services to effectively and sustainably handle a wide range of waste streams. Our services cover everything from packaging waste, wood waste and bio-organic waste to residual waste and bulky waste.  Not only do we use cutting-edge waste treatment technology, we also offer the option for more in-depth collaboration with public and private partners for the recovery of energy and materials. For instance, we construct steam and heat networks starting from our waste-to-energy facilities. This approach enables us to adopt a more comprehensive and long-term strategy for effective waste and energy management in the region. Through these partnerships, we work to create a cleaner and more sustainable future for communities like yours.

We are dedicated to safeguarding the environment and public health, which is why we always ensure that all forms of waste are safely and securely treated. In doing so, we are helping to promote a circular economy and protect the planet for future generations.  Indaver is committed to driving technological innovation in waste management. This includes exploring new processing techniques, recovering valuable materials, and improving our existing facilities. We prioritize maximizing energy recovery and minimizing our and our customers' ecological footprint, which is crucial for protecting the climate.  We constantly adapt to changing circumstances in an increasingly international context, and we are always willing to share our knowledge and expertise. Indaver is agile, reliable, and committed to dialogue. We believe in long-term partnerships to achieve success, and our shareholder Katoen Natie supports our efforts by investing in our growth and specialized knowledge, keeping our operations anchored in Flanders.

Contact the Indaver Municipal Waste Services Team

Municipal Waste Services Belgium

In Ireland

The Meath Waste-to-Energy facility has been operational since August 2011. 
The facility, the first of its kind in Ireland, treats approximately 200,000 tonnes of municipal waste per year and generates 18MW of electricity – enough to power approximately 42,000 homes.

Residual municipal solid waste that can be accepted at the facility includes: 

Residual household & commercial/industrial waste: 

  • Residual non-recyclable waste from domestic & commercial/industrial kerbside collection 
  • Combustible residual waste from recycling processes 
  • Refuse derived fuel (RDF) 
  • Residual combustible skip waste (non-bulky)
  • Contaminated packaging / clothing / PPE / liners 
  • Off-specification / redundant products 
  • Aqueous liquids 
  • Wastewater treatment sludge


Export of MSW waste for recovery

The Meath Waste-to-Energy Facility continues to operate at maximum capacity.  In addition, there is a deficit in waste recovery capacity in Ireland. Indaver also provides additional thermal recovery solutions for our customers. We do this by exporting residual waste to our network of partner waste-to-energy facilities in Europe and Scandinavia. 

In the Netherlands

Good organisation of public waste management

Local authorities have a duty to collect their residents' waste and to process it (or have it processed) sustainably. The dutch waste policy specifies the working parameters, taking European legislation and ambitions into account. The national ambitions are set out in the VANG programme ('Van Afval naar Grondstof' or 'From Waste to Raw Material') which consists of eight objectives with specific action programmes.

Better separation of residual waste

The challenge for local authorities lies in managing the costs of waste management and the attendant rate of the waste collection levy. On the other hand there is the need to implement a sustainable waste policy that will lead to good and far-reaching separation of household waste.
Good waste separation produces purer fractions that are easier to recycle well. Recovery of raw materials and energy from waste fits in well with the ideal of a circular economy. By closing materials loops in a CO2 and energy-efficient manner, we are making a contribution to the prosperity and well-being of society.