Originally the grounds of Gulbergen Estate belonged to the Waste Disposal Company (VAM). By train, manure and waste was brought here from the west of the country to be composted, after which it could be used in the exploitation of savage land.
In 1979, the Regional Waste Processing Company Southeast Brabant (RAZOB) was established, with the aim of responsible and controlled dumping of waste at the Gulbergen landfill. On a surface area of 49 hectares there was room for the dumping of 10 million tons of waste. Approximately 700,000 people live in the service area. Agreements are made with the surrounding municipalities and RAZOB committed to the realization of Gulbergen Estate into a sustainable recreational park.
With the takeover by Essent on 4 July 2003, this obligation was transferred to Essent Milieu (as of 1 January 2010: Attero).
For the construction and management of the estate, RAZOB founded Beheermaatschappij Gulbergen BV (now Gulbergen B.V). Gulbergen B.V. is a subsidiary of Attero.
For the realization of Gulbergen Estate the majority of the land has now been acquired.
The estate is approximately 325 hectares. Since 1990, part of the area has been in use by Golf de Gulbergen. Dierenrijk and an event area are also located on the Gulbergen estate.
There is also a mountain bike route through and across the site. This includes the ascent of what is called the "roof of Brabant". The top of the landfill is located 60 meters above sea level (40 meters above ground level) and offers a surprising view of the Eindhoven skyline, in clear weather even the provincial house of North Brabant and the stone mountains of the Kempens coal basins are visible.