Residual waste treatment
The New Earth process for the treatment of residual waste utilises mechanical biological treatment (MBT) to help assist in meeting local and national landfill diversion and recycling targets. In the mechanical stage the waste is liberated and separated so elements such as plastics and metals can be extracted for recycling, a refuse-derived fuel (RDF) is produced for use in renewable energy schemes including New Earth’s own energy recovery facility at Avonmouth and the organic part of waste is removed for onward processing.
In the biological stage that organic waste is composted in a controlled environment to produce a useful land remediation, compost-like, product called nutri-9.
New Earth’s facilities at Avonmouth in Bristol, Cotesbach in Leicestershire and Canford in Dorset all utilise MBT technology and processes. These three facilities have a combined processing capacity of 400k tonnes treatment per year and treat waste from both local authority and commercial customers.