The latest stage in the hierarchy of waste management, is the elimination of the wastes according to its techniques by not harming human health as well as environment. In the landfill sites in Istanbul established for this purpose, construction and operation activities without harming air, soil, water and human health are managed since 1994. In Istanbul, there are two sanitary landfill sites, one for each sides, where municipality wastes are eliminated. 10.000 tons of 17.000 tons of unrecyclable waste is eliminated in European Site, and the rest of 7.000 tons is eliminated in Asian Site by landfilling.
The sanitary landfill sites where the leachate and gas management is made in a controlled manner, serves for 7/24. In these areas that all environmental measures are taken, all controls and audits are executed according to the law and regulations routinely. Garbage leachate having high contamination load is eliminated by not harming the nature, using membrane bioreactor + NF technology. The gas due to landfill is used in energy production by collecting through gas flues.