Environmentally friendly disposal – ZAW Coburg
in Northwest-Upper Franconia
Industry: Energy and Environment
Disposing of waste in an environmentally friendly way – that is the mission of the association for waste management.
The association for waste management in Nordwest-Oberfranken (ZAW) is responsible for the environmentally friendly disposal and effective recycling of waste. This region has a population of around 263,000. Founded in 1974, ZAW operates the Coburg waste-to-energy plant, a landfill site for non-combustible waste in Blumenrod (Rödental, Coburg district) and waste transfer stations in Lichtenfels and Kronach. Waste disposal for the region is the waste-to-energy plant in Coburg-Neuses, which was commissioned in 1989.
The task of the association is to ensure the disposal of the waste produced in the association’s area in accordance with the objectives of the Bavarian Waste Management Act.
Special purpose association for waste management has the following tasks in accordance with its association and operating statutes:
- Construction and operation of a waste-to-energy plant (MHKW)
- Operation of waste transfer stations for Kronach and Lichtenfels
- Creation and operation of a waste and residual waste landfill site
- Introduction and maintenance of the nationwide waste paper bin
- Implementation of problem waste collections
- Commercial waste consulting
The remaining waste management tasks are carried out by the districts of Coburg, Kronach, Lichtenfels and the city of Coburg itself (e.g. waste advice for households, green waste composting, collection and transportation of household and bulky waste, recycling collection).