About Getlini EKO

SIA Getliņi EKO is a company jointly established by the Riga and Stopiņi Municipalities, which manages Getliņi, the largest municipal solid waste landfill in the Baltic States. The landfill is one of the most modern landfills in Europe; at the moment, it is created and developed as a modern and safe waste recycling centre.
Since the opening of the sorting plant in the territory of SIA Getliņi EKO on 26 October 2015, biodegradable waste has been used for production of biogas, meanwhile materials and metal products useful for processing have been delivered to companies engaged in the recovery and recycling of these materials.
Unrecyclable waste is stored in secure, environmentally sealed biodegradation cells protected from exposure to air or rainwater. The landfill gas produced in the cells is transferred to the Getliņi power unit, then burned in six internal combustion engines and converted into energy – electricity and heat.
The electricity is sold to AS Latvenergo, and the heat is used in SIA Getliņi EKO greenhouses, where Getliņi tomatoes, cucumbers and hanging flowers are grown.
All wastewater (infiltrates) is collected and cleaned, so the environmental impact of the waste is reduced to a minimum.
The investments that have been made in waste management and electricity generation at the Getliņi landfill over several years have shown their effectiveness, financial returns and positive impact on the environment.

 

Quality and Environmental Policy of SIA Getliņi EKO
The basic aim of SIA Getliņi EKO is to provide modern, safe and efficient municipal solid waste management and disposal, as well as electricity generation. Our responsibility is to ensure the continuous improvement of the quality of the services provided and reduction of the impact on the environment.
Our activities are carried out in accordance with the requirements of international standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

 

To implement this policy, SIA Getliņi EKO has undertaken the following commitments:

  1. To comply with the requirements of the legislation and stakeholders as well as other regulatory requirements binding on the company;
  2. To carry out continuous improvement of the quality and environmental management system, ensuring increase of its efficiency as well as control and, where possible, reduction of environmental pollution.

 

 

Underlying principles of policy implementation:

  1. All employees are involved in the development, introduction and maintenance of the integrated management system;
  2. Each manager is responsible for operations of the integrated management system and its improvement in his field of work;
  3. Each employee is an expert in his field of work, is responsible for the quality and timely performance of his work in accordance with the requirements set;
  4. Each employee, within the framework of his authority, is responsible for observance of environmental protection and work safety requirements, involving and supporting other employees in the implementation of the tasks assigned.