Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)

Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) is a fuel produced by shredding and drying out every day rubbish (MSW). When a waste collection arrives back at our depot waste materials from a collection are processed to remove the non-combustible materials such as glass and metals. These items are recycled separately.

The materials that are left consists largely of organic, plastic and biodegradable waste that is then ground up and dried out in the processing station before being compressed into large pellets or bricks which are then sold on to another processing site that in effect burn the pellets and harness the heat that they give off into an energy source.

Material removed before the RDF process, such as metals and plastics, are then sent to one of CD Waste Management Ltd’s approved sites to be recycled accordingly.