Vidra – Bucharest Sanitary Landfill for Urban and Industrial Assimilable Solid Waste

The Sanitary Landfill is located in Vidra township, Ilfov county. It operates in accordance with the European Community norms and the Romanian legislation in effect and treats some of the waste originating from Bucharest municipality.

• The dumping area, intended for storing waste, has an approximate area of 38.7 hectares, subdivided into cells of around 4.2 hectares each
• The service area, intended for logistics services, waste management and transfer activities, covers an area of 3.3 hectares
• Storage capacity: 11.5 million cubic metres
• Daily waste flow: approx. 1100 tons
• Operational lifespan: 25-30 years, until reaching the approved storage capacity
• Landfill body maximum height: 40 metres
• Waste quantity: 360,000 tons / year – last year’s production
• Landfill arrival frequency: 1 refuse truck / 6-7 minutes

The sanitary landfill serves households from all the capital city districts and Ilfov county, that is approx. 1,200,000 inhabitants.

Vidra Sanitary Landfill
• has a Class 1 Licence as per an Order issued by the National Regulatory Authority for Community Services of Public Utilities
• holds an Integrated Environmental Permit
• holds a Water Rights Permits
• is certified for the Environmental Quality, Occupational Health and Safety Management System by TUV Rheinland InterCert certification body.

The benefits provided by the unique concept of “waste transfer platform” are transposed into quality services, which we use to meet the needs of our partners, the waste collection companies. The brief time spent on the premises of Vidra Sanitary Landfill exponentially increases the capacity of a refuse truck to carry out a higher number of daily trips.

The landfill activity monitoring is facilitated by:
• An electronic weight measurement system – waste weight, waste origin and nature monitoring; sanitation operator identification
• Video surveillance system for key locations within the Landfill
• Leachate treatment station – leachate quantity and quality monitoring and control
• Observation drillings – used to measure the underground water quality, upstream and downstream from the landfill