National capacities of waste disposal: Where do we stand?

The constant growth of our population goes hand in hand with an increase of waste that local authorities need to dispose of. In this context, the DP deputies Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum asked the Minister of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development if the capacity of the incinerator in Leudelingen and the landfill Muertendall are to be expanded any time soon.

« Am Sënn vun der Kreeslafwirtschaft an dem Schounen vun de Ressourcen soll iwwer déi nächst Joren den Undeel un Offall, dee muss verbrannt ginn oder an eng Décharge kommen, sou wäit et geet reduzéiert ginn. Trotzdeem ka kaum dovun ausgaange ginn, dass dës Fraktioun an noer Zukunft op Null erof wäert goen.

An deem Kader wollte mir der Madamm Ministesch fir Ëmwelt, Klima an nohalteg Entwécklung folgend Froe stellen:

  • Wéi vill Tonnen Offall vun de Kategorien « déchets ménagers, assimilés et encombrants » sinn an de leschte fënnef Joer pro Joer verbrannt ginn, an eng Décharge komm oder hu missen exportéiert ginn?
  • Fir de Fall, dass Offall vun de Kategorien « déchets ménagers, assimilés et encombrants » exportéiert ginn ass, fir am Ausland eliminéiert ze ginn, wat waren d’Grënn heifir?
  • Wéi vill Tonnen Offall vun de Kategorien « déchets ménagers, assimilés et encombrants » sinn an de leschte fënnef Joer pro Joer ugefall, déi net kënne verbrannt ginn, mee mussen an eng Décharge kommen?
  • Wéi schätzt d’Madamm Ministesch d’Evolutioun vun de Quantitéite Offall vun de Kategorien « déchets ménagers, assimilés et encombrants », déi all Joer ufalen, iwwer déi nächst 10 Joer an?
  • Ginn déi aktuell Kapazitéiten vun der Verbrennungsanlag zu Leideleng an der Décharge Muertendall duer, fir den Offall vun de Kategorien « déchets ménagers, assimilés et encombrants » vun den nächste Joren ze behandelen?
  • Et ass ons zu Ouere komm, dass de Gemengesyndikat SIGRE seng Décharge wäert ausbauen, kann d’Madamm Ministesch dat confirméieren?
  • Wéi vill nei Kapazitéiten wäerte sou geschaf ginn? Fir wéi laang gëtt geschat, dass déi zousätzlech Kapazitéiten duerginn?
  • Wat ass de Käschtepunkt vun dësen Aarbechten? Wéi vill Subsiden ginn an deem Kader iwwer den Ëmweltfong ausbezuelt?
  • Sollen d’Kapazitéiten vun der SIDOR och an den nächste Joren erhéicht ginn? »

Answer

Over the last 6 years, the amount of “mixed municipal waste and bulky waste” incinerated in Leudelange has steadily increased. At the same time, less waste has been put into a landfill. The export of waste to other countries is forbidden. The Minister of the Environment is certain that the total amount of “mixed municipal waste and bulky waste” will decrease over the next 10 years, despite the growth of our population. In her answer, she is optimistic that Luxembourg will be able to reach the European target of a 60% recycling quota by 2030. Hence, she does not see the need to increase the capacities of the incineration plant and the landfills.

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