Lemmer, The Netherlands
The ecocentre in Lemmer, in the municipality of De Fryske Marren, has been officially opened. Alderman Irona Groeneveld performed the opening operation by throwing bulky household waste in one of the containers (photo above, ed.). It did not take long to install; the site. “ within 1 week 2 platforms were established: the higher elevated platform to allow for separate collection of bulky household waste as well as the lower elevated platform to facilitate street sweepers to unload ,” said project leader Sander Ott. “For this Modulo solution eco-granular was used.
The site is replacing a conventional drop off set up.
Modulo solutions have a number of advantages above conventional solutions. The load factors are significantly different from conventional pour in place solutions, resulting in significantly less earthwork/ site prep to be done to prepare the site. Also important: a great potential to use the space underneath the system for eg hazardous waste, storage etc.. Above all it is very important that the Modulo elements can be re-used, which is really important given the fact that reuse is preferential to other types of solutions following waste diversion hierarchy guidelines.
Fryske Marren municipality staff, used to continuous changing regulations, management practices, preferred the Modulo solution above other solutions because of the flexibility and optimised space use opportunities of the Modulo.