ENERGY FROM WASTE
Urbaser Ltd’s energy from waste facilities (EfW) are designed to treat residual black bag waste that cannot be recycled or composted which is currently landfilled to reduce its environmental impact.
The proven technology of mass-burn EfW is a tried and tested method across Europe of capturing the energy within residual black bag waste. It provides a renewable energy supply in the form of electricity and heat; contributing to the UK’s renewable energy targets whilst providing security of supply. The electricity produced is exported to the National Grid and heat in the form of steam and/or hot water can be used by neighbouring users such as schools, council buildings, offices, housing and industry.
EfW supports recycling through the recovery of metals that would have ended up in landfill. In addition, the incinerator bottom ash (the glass, ceramics and stones that fall out of the bottom of the grate following combustion of the waste) can be recycled for use in the construction industry.
Our EnviRecover EfW in Hartlebury, Worcestershire has the capacity to receive and treat up to 200,000 tonnes of residual black bag waste per year. It has been built as part of the 25 year integrated waste management PFI contract with Worcestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council. Further information about the facility can be found on the dedicated EnviRecover website.
Our Javelin Park EfW in Haresfield, Gloucestershire has the capacity to receive and treat up to 190,000 tonnes of residual black bag waste per year. It has been built through the provision of a residual waste treatment contract with Gloucestershire County Council. Further information about the facility can be found on the dedicated Javelin Park website.