of waste can be diverted from landfill via the creation of Processed Engineered Fuel
Types of Dry Waste
Dry waste is comprised of a mix of timber, metals, plastics, cardboard and paper, as well as small amounts of concrete, bricks and rubble.
SUEZ converts dry waste into a high caloric and recyclable energy source called Process Engineered Fuel (PEF), a renewable energy substitute for coal and gas in high combustion facilities such as Adelaide Brighton Cement.
What goes into the dry waste bin?
Plastics & Plastic bags
Concrete, Bricks & Rubble
Glass & metal
Other non-putrescible waste
Food & Garden organics
Nappies & sanitary waste
Acceptance criteria varies across States and Territories.
Once received at a SUEZ Resource Recovery Facility, material is mechanically and manually sorted, with the ferrous and non-ferrous metals, inert fractions (bricks, concrete etc) and non-recyclables removed from the dry (combustible) portion of this material stream.
All salvaged metals are shipped to specialist external companies for sorting and recycling. The inert fractions are recycled and resupplied to the civil construction market as an alternative to traditional quarried products.
The dry material is then converted into Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF) for use as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels.