Reducing landfill and creating Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)
At PSH Environmental we are reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill at incredible rates. Thanks to our forward thinking, we have worked hard developing our staff training and fine-tuning our on-site bespoke machinery to support the reduction of the amount of waste sent to landfill.
What is Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)?
The general waste that is delivered to us from local government waste collections, commercial waste and from skips is sorted at our waste transfer centre. Further information about this can be found on our recycling section. Waste within our hired skips is sorted and recycled or processed accordingly. Anything left that is non-recyclable is collected, along with general household waste.
Far from just piling up the waste and sending it straight to landfill, our expert staff combine the waste carefully – ensuring the right amount of wet waste, such as household black-bag waste is mixed with drier, shredded waste to achieve a calorific value that provides optimum burning quality.
What is RDF used for?
Once our team have combined the waste correctly, our machinery neatly wraps it into bales. As it rolls off of the production line, we have a lorry ready and waiting to load it onto. Once loaded, due to a lack of UK incinerators, the bales are sent to Europe, where they are burnt to generate electricity.
You can read more about the journey your wheelie bin waste takes and how your skip waste is recycled by visiting our recycling page.