H W Martin will soon be adding more to its portfolio of recycling services. The latest output from the company’s research and development programme will be the commissioning of a Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) facility at the waste transfer operation in Northamptonshire. Each year our new RDF plant will transform 50,000 tonnes of waste into high calorific value RDF for use as a fuel in industry.
Residual waste is what remains after recyclable materials have been removed by conventional methods. This residue is usually disposed of at landfill sites, which have a highly negative environmental impact.
H W Martin is investing £2 million into its RDF plant, which will convert almost all of the residual waste passing through it into fuel. With a recently secured agreement from a blue-chip corporation to use the RDF in place of fossil-fuels, we will not only reduce the pressure on the UK’s natural landscape but also enable the reduction of over 66,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
In conjunction with our other activities we can reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill from an entire waste stream to an average of just 2.5%. Our objective to become a “zero waste to landfill” company is very close to being achieved.