ARC and the city

ARC is a part of the city. Our goal is to contribute to a healthy, clean and attractive city.

ARC er en del af byens kredsløb

 A part of the city

We manage the resources of the waste, so that we provide rycycled materials, electricity and district heating back to the residents and the city. We are pleased with our central location and we strive to be a valued neighbor who listens to and involve neighbors and nearby communities.

With the construction of Amager Bakke, we are creating a multi-functional, social and cultural waste-to-energy plant with an emphasis on sustainability.The residents of the capital area will get, aside from more green energy, access to first class architecture and a new modern recreational opportunity – and Copenhagen will have a new green landmark.

Our recycling stations are under constant development and make it easy to sort and recycle materials, which benefit the environment and climate. Our recycling stations receive more than 800.000 visits a year. ARC receives and processes waste from approximately 550.000 residents and 45.000 businesses and in turn deliver electricity and district heating to approximately 150.000 households.

Part of the solution

We take an active part in the green transition of Denmark. ARC's vision is to contribute to a better environment and climate for future generations. We take pride in always finding the most environmentally friendly solutions – for years, we have helped sorting and recycling waste at our recycling stations. In 2012 we had a record high recycling rate of 86% percent, and we are constantly striving to be even better.

ARC is involved in a number of development projects, all of which are intended to protect the climate, environment and nature. Among other things, we are working to increase recycling of plastic, and we carry out experiments separating organic waste, in order to better utilize the its resources.

Although ARC’s incineration plant is over 40 years old, we work every day to optimize the process, so that it is as environmentally friendly and energy efficient as possible.

With the establishment of Amager Bakke, we build one of the world’s most environmentally friendly and efficient facilities that will raise the bar both in Denmark and internationally. At the new plant, we will exploit 25% more energy from the waste. NOx emissions will be reduced significantly and there will be a reduction in CO2 emissions by more 100,000 tons.

A part of the future                            

The population of Copenhagen is increasing. This requires innovative thinking and alternative solutions. Amager Bakke represents - with its pioneering, multi-functional industrial architecture - an ambitious proposal for how a green energy facility can be combined with recreational areas that encourage adventure, fun and play.

The success criterion for ARC is that the new city park is a vibrant urban area where clubs and residents meet and where a number of recreational facilities help to promote an active lifestyle. Amager Bakke represents a modern take on sustainable urban development and we look forward to 2017 when the new plant will be ready.

We are constantly working to improve our services and energy production for the benefit of our customers, so that we match future requirements for waste and resource treatment. On the basis of high levels of service and knowledge-based solutions, we will manage the waste in the future to come.