Waste for Energy
Landfill is one of the traditional means of disposal for ‘combustible residual waste’ – the remaining waste once all recyclable materials have been segregated at source (on domestic or business premises). There is always an element of unavoidable residual waste and recovering energy from this waste is an alternative option, it diverts it from landfill, and supports the UK’s waste strategy.
Residual waste is collected in various sized bins and skips and taken to Material Recycling Facilities, where further segregation of recyclable material is made. All the remaining waste is baled ready for transporting to a ‘Waste to Energy Plant’ where the bales are incinerated, under carefully controlled conditions, creating energy. For example;
- Steam which can be used to drive turbines that in turn generate electricity.
- Electricity which can be fed into the National Grid
- Heat which can be utilised locally
Waste for energy isn’t just a way to dispose of rubbish, it works alongside high recycling rates to meet landfill diversion targets, striving to achieve ‘Zero to landfill’. It is a way to recover valuable resources as 90% of the metal that comes from the bottom ash (remaining after incineration) can be reused and the remaining clinker can be used in the construction industry.
Waste for Energy is an effective and alternative option for replacing fossil fuels and reducing CO2 emissions, making environmental and economic sense.
Agecko UK Ltd, as a leading waste management provider and uses innovative and traditional solutions ensuring the waste and recycling option chosen best fits the customers’ needs. Contact our experienced waste management team to discuss your requirements.