waste plant and recycling

Consultancy and characterisation in waste plants and municipal solid waste

We carry out the characterization of non-hazardous waste and the quality control of materials in waste treatment plants, recycling facilities and other facilities.

What is waste characterization and

material quality control?

Characterisation of the waste
Characterisation of the waste

Characterization is a procedure applicable to waste samples that is used to find out their physical composition and be able to manage them in the most appropriate way. On the other hand, in the quality control of materials we analyze the materials recovered in the plant to verify the quality of the recovery processes of the facilities.

With the information they can obtain and our technical advice, our clients will assess different possibilities to obtain greater efficiency in their production processes and in waste management.

Waste characterization can be carried out in different facilities:


  • Light packaging selection plants
  • Mass waste treatment plants
  • Landfills
  • Recyclers and/or recoverers of materials
  • Shops
  • Municipalities
  • Other public entities

how can we

help you?

Characterisation of the waste
Characterisation of the waste

In this field, we carry out the following actions


Waste characterization


  • Samples of entry to facilities
    • Mass garbage
    • Selective collection of light packaging
    • Selective collection of paper and cardboard
    • Selective collection of organic matter
    • Waste of industrial/commercial origin
    • Other waste


  • Samples generated in the production processes of the facilities
    • End of line rejects
    • Trommel fines/sunk rejects
    • Bulky rejections
    • Composting rejects
    • CSR
    • Pulper rejection
    • Other points of the process

Material quality control


We help to find possible errors in the separation of materials recovered in the plant by not complying with customer specifications.


The material can be analyzed packed or in bulk, being the following:


  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Plastic film
  • Other plastic materials (PVC, Others, mixture of plastic materials, etc.)
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Beverage carton/aluminum (Brick)
  • Others

Compositional studies of residues for:


  • Improvement of production processes
  • Estimates of waste generation and composition


R+D+I studies


  • Recovery of waste
  • Facility efficiency


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Why choose Eurocontrol ?


A team of experts at your disposal

more than 1,400 people specialised in different technical disciplines.

Geographical coverage at national level

with more than 30 branches and international presence in more than 50 countries through the Apave Group.

Complementary areas of activity

that allow our clients to combine safety and performance in all stages of their projects.