There’s no getting away from it, we all create waste. But it’s what we do with this waste that matters. While re-use and recycling are the best routes to take, they’re not always possible. As things stand we are still generating lots of non-recyclable materials, all of which are on a one-way ticket to landfill.

But they don’t have to be. There is another option and its called Waste to Energy

Waste-to-Energy is an environmentally-friendly, hygienic and cost-effective way of looking after non-recyclables. It works by transforming this waste into renewable energy sources, such as electricity and heat.

For us, Waste-to-Energy has been a bit like finding the last piece of a puzzle. It’s provided a sustainable solution for those non-recyclables (otherwise known as general waste). And, in doing so, it’s eliminated any need to use landfill.

Our Complete Solution

We can offer a total waste management solution, remembering that recycling is always our priority.

This means we can provide you with a general waste collection service that is landfill-free, good for the environment and for your green credentials. Whatever size business you are, we’ll collect from you and we’ll also give you high-quality storage options to suit your needs.

But the benefits don’t stop there. By combining Waste-to-Energy with our other services, you’ll have a complete waste management package, all under one roof, with one provider. Not only does this simplify things your end, it also means your business can go Zero Waste to Landfill.

How we add value to your business…

boosting recycling

RENEWABLE
ENERGY

We help create renewable sources of energy

recycling resources

REUSING
RESOURCES

We help divert waste away from landfill

enhanced business people

ENHANCE
BUSINESS VALUES

We help reduce CO2 emissions

The Process

Collection
Our team will collect your general waste and transport it to a Waste-to-Energy plant, where it will be prepped for burning.
Incineration
Once ready, the waste will be put into the furnace and burned at 1000°C. This creates hot flue gases (a source of renewable energy) and a bi-product, incinerator bottom ash (IBA), which can be used in construction.
Energy Generation
Next, the hot flue gases travel through a boiler, heating the water in the boiler pipes. This turns the water into steam and causes a turbine to start moving – which, in turn, generates electricity!
Safe Emissions
To avoid dangerous emissions, the hot flue gases are then cleaned thoroughly and passed through a fine fabric filter to capture any remaining particles. After this, they’re released through the chimney.
Other Bi-products
The bi-product, known as bottom ash, passes along a conveyor to a storage pit. On route, magnets extract ferrous metals from the ash for recycling. The ash then heads to a recycling plant, ready to become aggregate replacement for construction materials.

Confidential Shredding

Recycling Services

Zero to Landfill

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