Prices charged by non-hazardous waste incineration facilities for treating commercial and industrial (C&I) waste have increased substantially in Germany in recent months, according to a “flash survey” conducted among plant operators and waste management companies by EUWID last week.
Depending on the region, companies managing C&I wastes have to pay €10-20 per tonne more for energy recovery compared to last year. Survey respondents cite the progressive shortage of incineration capacities all over Germany as the reason for the increase. “The situation is catastrophic”, a respondent from a northern German waste management company told EUWID.
Some incineration plant operators pointed to a marked regional price differential from the north to the south and from the east to the west of the country. While this was the picture that the market presented in past years, it was confirmed only in part by the current EUWID survey.
The full report was published in EUWID Recycling and Waste Management 17/2015 on 19 August. Online subscribers can read the complete article here: