Geocycle (Switzerland) offers innovative solutions for the simultaneous recycling and recovery of waste and industrial by-products. As part of the worldwide LafargeHolcim Group, we have been a reliable partner for waste management for over 30 years. Together with our partners, we develop sustainable solutions in the waste sector. We also maintain the highest safety standards in the recycling process.
Sustainable waste management
Documentation of the treatment and recycling process
Support for import and export management, including documentation in accordance with regulations
High standards in terms of safety, health and environmental protection
Evaluation, analysis and characterization of waste
Geocycle (Switzerland) provides an environmentally sound solution to its customers for the treatment of their waste. Through co-processing emissions in the cement production process can be reduced and material cycles along the entire value chain can be closed. Waste from industry is recycled and used as thermal energy in the form of alternative fuels. As a result, fossil fuels such as coal can be replaced and CO2 emissions significantly reduced. The cement industry can also efficiently recycle mineral waste – for instance, contaminated soil from construction sites – and thus replace the natural raw materials limestone and marl. At the same time, this saves the already scarce landfill space in Switzerland.
Contaminated soil, overburden or excavated material, filter cake from concrete sludge, road cleaning sludges, soil washing sludges, construction and demolition waste, waste containing iron and aluminum.
Solvents, water based solvents, waste oils, emulsions.
Rubber waste (e.g. used tires, conveyor belts), sorting residues containing plastics.
Our up to date experience: a wide range of very different waste streams
Mineral waste reception centers
Geocycle (Switzerland) allows mineral waste to be delivered to three acceptance centers at Holcim’s plant locations in Siggenthal-Würenlingen (canton of Aargau), Eclépens (canton of Vaud) and Untervaz (canton of Grisons).
Road Cleaning Sludge
At Holcim’s Siggenthal (canton of Aargau) cement plant, Geocycle is able to receive contaminated road cleaning sludge from road sweepers and recycle it in a pollution-free manner.
Neue Plastrec AG
Neue Plastrec AG is located in the immediate vicinity of the Holcim Siggenthal cement plant. In partnership with this firm, Geocycle operates a processing platform for industrial sorting residues used in cement production. The solids are shredded to a grain size of 2–3 cm and recovered at Holcim’s Swiss cement plants.
In collaboration with scientists at LafargeHolcim’s Innovation Center, Geocycle is developing a solution for recovering phosphorus from sewage sludge. A pilot project is currently being implemented at the Holcim Untervaz cement plant.