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Operational Infrastructure

Learn more about our waste treatment and processing facilities across the UK, and the many solutions we provide for our customers.

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    Anaerobic Digestion

    Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology is increasingly being deployed across the UK, converting waste food matter into bio methane. This is used to generate green energy, which is then exported to the National Grid.

    Find out more about Anaerobic Digestion


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    Gas to Energy

    We convert landfill gas to electricity and operate over 90MW of generation capacity at 34 operational sites throughout the UK.

    Find out more about Gas to Energy

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    Glass Recycling

    We offer a glass recycling service that allows waste glass to be converted into new single colour glass or recycled as aggregate. At our state of the art facilities we recycle around 90,000 tonnes of glass per annum.

    Find out more about Glass Recycling

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    In-Vessel Composting

    Diverting garden waste away from landfill via In-Vessel Composting by converting it into compost, soil conditioners and using it to restore landfill sites, naturally benefits the environment and can help lift local recycling rates.

    Find out more about In-Vessel Composting

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    Wherever possible we aim to divert waste from landfill, however there remains substantial volumes of residual waste which are not recyclable or suitable for fuel use and which will always have to be safely disposed of by landfill. Biffa is one of the main operators of landfill services in the UK. In the last year we handled around 3.1 million tonnes of waste through our 11 remaining operational landfill sites.

    Find out more about Landfill 

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    Mechanical & Biological Treatment

    Our cutting edge Mechanical & Biological Treatment plant has the capacity to process over 310,000 tonnes of waste per year. The facility includes the mechanical recovery of both recyclable material and residual waste for refuse derived fuel, with any biodegradable material being treated within the AD plant to generate electricity.

    Find out more about Mechanical & Biological Treatment

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    Plastic Recycling

    Biffa Polymers constructed the world’s first commercially available rHDPE food grade production plant in 2008. The facility is designed to process 50k tonnes of material per year. This process creates rHDPE from recycled milk bottles and remains cutting edge in its technology.

    Find out more about Plastic Recycling

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    Recycling Facilities

    We currently have two Material Recycling Facilities (MRFs) located across the UK, which together process around 400,000 tonnes of dry mixed recyclable waste every year.

    Find out more about Recycling Facilities

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    Refuse Derived Fuel

    Biffa is one of the UK’s largest producers of RDF, delivering more than 2,000 tonnes RDF to energy recovery facilities every day. RDF exports have enabled UK waste producers to divert their residual waste from landfill and convert it into energy at European plants.

    Find out more about Refuse Derived Fuel