Urban Mining Solutions

As an independent consultant VandeWinckel UMS offers solutions in the urban mining industry in:

  • Strategy and Innovation Consulting
  • New Business Development
  • Technology Development
  • Plant Design
  • Plant Optimization
  • Laboratory Set-up
  • Metal/Product Sales

Van de Winckel UMS has expertise in the following fields of business:

  • MSWI Bottom Ash: Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Bottom Ash
  • ASR: Automotive Shredder Residue
  • WEEE: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • CDW: Construction and Demolition Waste


Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Bottomash (IBA) is generated in Waste to Energy Facilities. The aim of recycling of IBA is to recover ferrous- and non-ferrous metals and to produce a clean aggregate. Non-ferrous metals are processed further and separated in heavy non-ferrous metals and light non-ferrous metals.

Automotive Shredder Residue

The shredding of automobiles results in a mixture of ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals and a mixture called Automotive shredder residue (ASR). ASR contains rubber, plastic, glass, fibers and still a small amount of valuable metals. The aim of the recycling is to separate the materials into products and to minimize the amount of material which needs to go to landfill.


End of Life (EoL) electronic devices and appliances are defined as e-waste, or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) scrap. Through various collection schemes WEEE-scrap is recycled with the aim to recover valuable materials as metals and plastics.

Construction and Demolition Waste

Construction and demolition waste is generated when a building or structure is demolished after end of life is reached. The aim of recycling is to recover steel, aggregates, sand and cement.