The recovery of energy from waste has a major part to play within the waste hierarchy. Once the preferred options of reducing, re-using and recycling waste resources have been exhausted, Fresh Start - Energy GenerationEnergy from Waste (EfW) is one of the best available techniques for recovering residual energy from the waste that remains. Incineration, refuse derived fuel and anaerobic digestion, are all processing routes that avoid landfill and generate power .

Working with specialists in the market, we’ll divert 100% of your waste food to anaerobic digestion. This captures the resulting methane gas, treating it to be used to generate power. A single tonne of waste food will generate 500 kilowatts of power, enough to light up over 8,000 light bulbs for an hour.

Once you’ve segregated your recyclates, you may still have a small amount of residual waste. Fresh Start work hard to explore routes to incinerate this waste, or send it to refuse-derived fuel producers. Used in combined heat and power resources, these facilities produce electricity and hot water for communal heating systems.

Compared to landfilling, the lower carbon emissions resulting from this approach, far outweigh the emissions associated with transporting the reclaimed fuel.