On the site of the former American chemical company Eastman in the Ghent Canal zone a large enhanced landfill mining project is being performed by environmental contractor DEME since the summer of 2018.
On the Eastman site a historic deposit is located with about 160,000 tonnes of waste, among which plastics, textile, scrap, construction and demolition waste. In this particular case, 4 ha of industrial land is reclaimed and available for the expanding activities of the adjacent company.
The waste is carefully excavated: 20% of the waste can be reused. The majority of waste is anorganic waste, contaminated soil and chemical waste that can only be landfilled again.
OVAM, the Public waste Agency of Flanders, supervises this project and connects this with a dynamic approach on use of land. Our RAWFILL partner Eddy Wille says: