Developments since 1975
The 90-hectare site of the Kapiteltal landfill was designed in 1975 as a DK II landfill for the disposal of 26.5 million m³ of untreated municipal waste. By the year 2000, when the landfill was closed, a total of only 6.0 million m³ of municipal waste had been deposited.
Since 2006, the landfill has been in the closure phase and, in accordance with a decommissioning decision from 2008, has been decommissioned until 2015 using secondary aggregates (DK I waste) as construction material.
In order to meet future market requirements and avoid possible regional disposal shortages and landfill deficiency, ZAK decided to expand the existing landfill site by building a new landfill section on the old landfill.
Location of the Kapiteltal landfill in Kaiserslautern