MHKW Leverkusen

The thermal treatment of more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year takes place in the Leverkusen waste-to-energy plant (MHKW) in three incineration boilers on feed grates. The energy released during waste incineration is utilised for the production of district heating and electricity according to the principle of combined heat and power generation.

Both forms of energy are fed into the public grid in Leverkusen. The waste-to-energy plant thus combines two key aspects: waste disposal safety and environmental compatibility.

Facts and figures

  • Year of construction 1970
  • Commissioning of the new delivery bunker in 2018
  • Incineration lines 3
  • Ø annual capacity 210,000 tonnes
  • Returo ensures full capacity utilisation

Energy generation

  • Electricity generation approx. 80,000 MWh
  • District heating extraction approx. 127,000 MWh

Measures to increase energy efficiency

  • Condensing turbine commissioned in 2011
  • Replacement of injection cooler with exhaust gas heat exchanger 2019
Picture of the incineration plant MHKW Leverkusen
Important details about the system
Location address
Contact data
Opening hours
Im Eisholz 12
 Phone: +49 (0)214 8668-320 Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 16:30
51373 Leverkusen Fax: +49 (0)214 8668-328  

User regulations for the Leverkusen waste incineration plant of AVEA Entsorgungsbetriebe GmbH und Co. KG, valid from 01.01.2024.

To the user regulations

Please note these instructions for delivery

General delivery conditions

Pollutant limit value list MHKW Leverkusen

To the limit values

Rules of behaviour MHKW Leverkusen

To the rules of behaviour

Certificate of Returo Entsorgungs GmbH

To the certificates

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