General Waste

Rubbish from your general waste bin is taken to one of our five Mechanical Biological Treatment facilities (MBT)  where it is treated to generate end products and electricity. The fuel produced from this process is sent by rail to the Combined Heat and Power station at Runcorn. The heat that this process produces is captured within the facility and in turn used to create steam, which drives turbines to produce electricity.

Did you know?

We produce enough electricity at each of our MBTs to power 2,000 homes.

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