MariMatic has, through a public tender process, been chosen by the city of Amsterdam as the supplier of an Automatic Waste Collection System (AWCS) for the new residential area in Sluisbuurt. Sluisbuurt is a new neighborhood in Amsterdam located on the Zeeburgereiland and it will comprise of 5500 new homes and include schools, shops and offices. This high-rise neighborhood is characterized by densities of approximately 375 homes per hectare, which have never been developed on this scale in Amsterdam. In addition to the OAT system (Dutch acronym for automatic waste collection system AWCS), the area will be equipped with other kind of sustainable technologies, such as district heating from renewable energy.
Waste is collected and transported directly from the buildings through an underground pipe network by using vacuum conveying to a waste transfer terminal, eliminating noisy and polluting traditional waste trucks from the area. Four different waste fractions are collected to separate containers located in the waste transfer terminal. The containers will then later on be picked up for further distribution to recycling centers etc.
The waste transfer terminal, which is part of the scope of the contract, called “The Diamond”, will be located in the park. The building is designed with high sustainability in mind, including solar panels, rainwater collection and even a charging point for the service cars. Part of the walls will be glass, giving the public possibility to view the pneumatic collection in action.
Apartments: 5.500 apartments
Solid waste fractions: 4. Mixed waste (rest), organic (GFE), plastic & metal (PMD), paper (OPK)
Solid waste: Mixed waste 7 ton/day, organic 4,5 ton/day, plastic & metal 2,5 ton/day, paper 1 ton/day
Pipeline length: 4 km
Waste collection stations with wall hatches for waste: 81
Wall hatches: ~ 324 pcs
Pipe size: DN300
Waste transfer terminals: 1
Build-up: Waste transfer terminal & main pipe: ready April 2022. Feed pipes and waste collection stations: installation beginning 2021