How Does the Facility Work?
Waste trucks and HGVs are weighed when arriving at the facility. Household and commercial waste is unloaded and pushed into a storage pit and thoroughly mixed. The tipping and waste storage areas are maintained under negative air pressure so that the odours associated with waste are captured in the combustion process and destroyed.
Once fed into the combustion chamber, waste is combusted in a self-sustaining process at a temperature greater than 850 degrees Celsius. As waste is burned, the heat converts water in the steel tube-lined walls into high pressure steam. The steam turns a turbine-driven generator to produce electricity for the National Grid which is then consumed by homes and businesses.