Argentina’s first Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plant


This Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plant was the result of a CEAMSE proposal to the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires for the use of New Technologies for the treatment of municipal solid waste (MSW) in order to reduce the quantity of domestic waste sent to landfill.

The project was awarded to TECSAN, a company that designed, built and has operated the plant since January 2013, under the terms of a contract entered into with CEAMSE. The plant is located at the Complejo Ambiental Norte III environmental complex.

The aim of the plant is to treat 20% of the MSW from the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and reduce the quantity of such waste being sent to landfill. This is achieved through the recovery of materials that can be recycled and biological treatment of the putrescible fraction of MSW (PFMSW) for use as a primary cover in the sanitary landfill module.

The plant has a treatment capacity of 310,000 t/year.