Perfect location for Recycling & Waste Industries

The circular economy plays an important role in the economic development of Groningen’s seaports, especially in Delfzijl. The recycling sector is extremely diverse and is developing quickly, mainly driven by the need for sustainability, by pressure on the consumption economy and the scarcity of raw materials. Is in the recycling sector often the ‘nimby’-principle (not in my backyard) still active, Delfzijl even opens its frontyard to accommodate the recycling business industry!

Recyclingport Delfzijl

Not only recycling but also the "waste to resource" movement is resulting in a more circular economy, which is part of the Green Growth strategy of the current Dutch cabinet. This circular economy plays an important role in Delfzijl, which is rapidly turning into the perfect location for the recycling and waste industry. Delfzijl is the right location for the circular economic activities.
Space; 460 hectares available
Synergy / site sharing possibilities
Heaviest category of industry allowed
Excellent accessibility
Energy and residual heat available

Our propositions

The presence and composition of the industrial activity in Delfzijl and Eemshaven offers plenty of opportunities for investment in the forecast growth of the recycling industry. Waste is used increasingly as a raw material for the chemical sector or is turned into energy. Delfzijl is also a suitable location for secondary building materials. Next to that wind turbines and solar panels are written down in future and will be recycled as well. Groningen Seaports focuses on the propositions below:
Waste to feedstock
Secondary building materials



The circular economy plays an important role in the economic development of Groningen’s seaports. Groningen Seaports contributes to the development of an efficient and innovative recycling cluster for the region. Through the recycling – useful application – and processing of everything released in a factory production process or which is unusable by society, the cluster upgrades all of these substances into raw materials, energy and new products. This is based on the cradle-to-cradle concept, but involving more companies.

Sustainable economic growth is the best starting point for the long term. Sustainability is a precondition for creating added value and job opportunities in the region. That sustainability translates into care and respect for people and the living environment, investing in knowledge and innovation and into cooperation with economic core areas and logistics hubs. Groningen Seaports acts in that context as an initiator, facilitator and stimulator, based on the conviction that green economic growth is sustainable economic growth that bene ts the region as a whole.

Government bodies, the corporate sector, knowledge institutes and social organisations all work closely together, which enables the corporate sector and knowledge institutes to adequately meet the demand for know-how, technology and manpower. Together with the excellent accessibility, quality of the living environment and the available space, this makes the Eemsdelta an extremely attractive spot for (recycling) companies.


Go for green and plug into your opportunities in Delfzijl.
Please contact our business manager.


business manager
recycling & waste management
Telefoon: +31 (0)6 206 112 55

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