Material recovery

The recovery of materials helps conserve primary natural resources by turning waste into replacement energy products. By developing recovery solutions that provide its customers with quality secondary raw materials, Veolia has become the benchmark producer of renewable resources.


Veolia’s patented process uses several different technologies to identify and extract all plastic materials from WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) before grinding them into 10-millimeter pieces. Veolia’s industrial solutions combine flexibility and diversity while ensuring exemplary treatment traceability and achieving high recovery rates.


The industrialized sorting process developed by Veolia identifies, separates and qualifies the various types of plastics.
In this way, Veolia is able to guarantee recycled plastic material purity rates that exceed 99%. As a result, manufacturers are able to install closed-loop recycling that significantly reduces their raw material supply costs.

Material and liquid effluent recycling

Veolia offers recycling solutions for metallic sludge from the automotive industry that combine the recovery of the metallic fractions and regeneration of the high-value machining oils.
In this same industry, Veolia has attained such high-quality results in the field of solvent regeneration that it can provide its customers with a comprehensive service: it supplies the products used in the paint shops, collects used solvents, and regenerates them for reuse.


In order to improve the quality of organic soil conditioners, Veolia applies the Aerocontrol process at the composting facilities it operates. This process speeds up compost maturation while ensuring a homogeneous fermentation process.


Recovery and production of secondary raw materials

Production of recycled materials

Production of compost

Solvent recycling