BOFA’s task is to plan, establish and operate the facilities necessary for the treatment and recycling of waste from the Regional Municipality on Bornholm in an innovative and environmentally friendly way. BOFA also collects waste and recyclable materials from both households and businesses on the island.
/ incineration plant producing hot water.
/ recycling centre.
/ six waste sorting sites.
/ thirteen unmanned environmental stations.
BOFA comprises of:
• an incineration plant producing hot water,
• a recycling centre,
• six waste sorting sites,
• thirteen unmanned environmental stations and
69% of all waste received at BOFA is recycled and 24% is incinerated, the latter of which generates virtually carbon neutral heat for consumers in Rønne. The remaining 7% of the waste is deposited.
According to BOFA's managing director, the smoke emitted from the incinerator is so clean you could grill a sausage on top of the 75 metre high chimney during peak operation of the process.
BOFA is intently focused on providing information about a sustainable environment and has turned a former water tower into an information center on waste and the environment to stimulate the green enthusiasm of the island's schoolchildren and many others. BOFA conducts classes, guided tours and lectures in the 'Waste Info Tower', as it is commonly referred to.
Without waste 2030 On Bornholm we wish to be the first region in Europe without waste incineration. We want to sort our way out of the need for incinerating waste. Bornholm showing the way – without waste is the vision of a cleaner, healthier, and greener Bornholm boosting growth and development. A Bornholm expanding and enhancing its attractiveness as Denmark's and Northern Europe's green island, taking the lead and showing how green visions may become reality. The vision revolves around many years of work of the Regional Municipality of Bornholm with the Bright Green Island strategy that has sustainability as the focal point of the future development of the island. Thanks to its size, its green visions and its geographical location Bornholm, both as an island and a community, will be a tangible and credible example of how to manage the transition of a modern society from a linear to a circular economy thanks to the conversion of the waste management system in close interaction with citizens and businesses.
Number of employees 30+
Ownership Public owned company.