About ARC

ARC manages everything to do with waste. Our job is to help the general public and companies to dispose of their waste in a way that’s best for the environment and climate. We manage waste for our five owner municipalities – Dragør, Frederiksberg, Hvidovre, Copenhagen and Tårnby.

Carbon Capture at Amager Bakke

ARC is working towards making the waste-to-energy plant Amager Bakke CO2-neutral. With a large scale carbon capture unit, Amager Bakke will be capable of capturing up to 500,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. This will be an important contribution to both the green transition in Denmark and Copenhagen’s ambitions to reach CO2-neutrality.


ARC is a public utility company, and as such advertises all its vacancies. That also means we cannot accept unsolicited applications. We publish all available jobs at HR Manager (site in danish)

Purchasing and tendering

ARC is subject to the rules of public procurement. That means much of our procurement is subject to a statutory process, under which we have to call for tenders. If you are contracted to supply ARC, there are a range of purchase order conditions that are also linked to the EAN unit you are invoicing.

SMOKA & AV-miljø

Along with Vestforbrænding [incineration plant], ARC owns companies SMOKA and AV-Miljø. SMOKA specialises in hazardous waste, such as batteries. AV-Miljø stores waste that cannot be processed – asbestos, for example.

World-class waste energy plant

Amager Bakke (CopenHill) is among the best in the world in terms of environmentally friendly energy and innovative architecture. It offers the unique experience of green recreational areas, skiing, climbing and a waste energy plant. Amager Bakke boasts highly efficient energy production and supplies electricity and district heating to the citizens of Copenhagen. Amager Bakke is also working on carbon capture, with the goal of capturing 500,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.