A change of perspective can open up new possibilities: nowadays, even waste that is not suitable for material recovery, is not considered as a burden any more, but as a valuable resource for the production of energy. Therefore the corresponding waste hierarchy in the German Law on Life-Cycle Management also takes into account the energetic recovery of waste, with the objective of saving primary energy sources such as oil or natural gas and reduce the production of CO2. That is why many energy-intensive industries today favour waste-based fuels (mostly refuse-derived fuels and household-like waste) as energy sources, which contribute to an economical and sustainable supply of these businesses – by producing process steam, electricity or heat in highly efficient cogeneration plants.

In a demanding process, refuse-derived fuels as well as commercial and construction waste, are obtained from pre-treated waste at our processing facilities. The recyclable materials are separated and returned to the substance cycles as secondary raw materials. High-calorific fractions are processed into a high-quality substitute fuel, and substances which are not suitable for material recovery are prepared for thermal treatment. The result: a real win-win-win situation.


The Special Centre for Recyclable Waste at Tönsmeier is responsible for all processes regarding energetic recycling. At cutting-edge processing facilities like in Paderborn-Elsen or Oppin in Germany we put them into practice. The produced refuse-derived fuels are supplied by us to the industry for the purpose of energy generation. Sometimes we even handle this last step ourselves, like in the case of our energy plant in Bernburg.

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Tailor-made offerings for external partners and the energetic recycling of their waste


Transportation of all types of waste that are eligible for energetic recycling to the facilities


Material flow control of around 650,000 tons per year


Leadership in negotiatons for the preparation of all contingent contracts

Did you know ...

… that the calorific value of the high-calorific substitute fuels that are produced in our processing plant in Oppin can be higher than 18 MJ/kg, which is comparable to brown coal or good firewood?


Founded: 2015
Locations: 2
Employees: 5


  • Individual offers for external partners as to the recycling of their waste
  • Material flow control of 650,000 tons per year
  • Chief negotiators for all contingent contracts
  • Logistics and  management for recyclable waste