Reception of Ordinary Waste

Large construction projects generate significant amounts of contaminated masses. Much of this is classified as ordinary waste.

NOAH accepts ordinary waste and utilizes it to rehabilitate Langøya outside Holmestrand after 100 years of limestone extraction. An important precondition for such use is the implementation of measures to control any potential pollution to the surroundings. NOAH’s goal in handling ordinary masses is for the waste to have a utility value beyond mere storage.

Among the ordinary waste masses NOAH accepts on Langøya are lightly contaminated soil from large construction projects and sediments from harbor cleanups. Rehabilitation of Slottsplassen and the Norwegian Parliament building (Stortinget), as well as the cleanup of Horten Harbor, are examples of projects that have delivered masses to Langøya in recent years.