What is Waste-to-Energy

General Processes

Waste-to-energy (WtE), or energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process of recovering energy and resources from residual waste that would otherwise go to landfill. Waste is incinerated at high temperatures thereby reducing it’s bulk by 80 – 95%. Metals are sifted and recycled from the remaining ash before it is sent to landfill. The heat generated is used to power a steam turbine to produce electricity that can be exported to the national grid, and the steam itself can be used for district heating.