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Our Non-Recycling Recovery Services

Our pledge to send zero waste to landfill is a large part of our sustainable waste management services. That’s why, even with waste that cannot be recycled, Bywaters finds alternative methods of disposal that do not have such a negative on the environment and provide tangible benefits.

All general and non-recycling waste is processed by energy from waste facilities, incinerating the material instead of sending it to take up valuable space at landfill. Additionally, Bywaters transports all non-recyclable waste via barge on London’s waterways as part of our ‘London for London’ initiative to reduce vehicle movements and emissions in the nation’s capital.

The energy generated from this process is fed back into the National Grid, meaning your waste will be used to power the UK instead of occupying valuable land, contributing to overall sustainability and preserving the environment for future generations.

In the Last Year...

Tonnes of Waste Diverted from Landfill
Vehicle Movements Saved by Using Barges
Homes Powered Through Energy Generated

The Energy Recovery Process

You segregate non-recyclable waste onsite using bins we provide

Your non-recyclable waste is collected in our Euro 6 vehicles

The material is bulked together at our facility in Bow

Barges transport the bulked waste to an energy from waste plant

The waste is incinerated, feeding energy into the National Grid

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s reused one way or another. Zero waste direct to landfill means just that: our commitment is to provide the most sustainable waste management solutions possible, and wherever we can we salvage any waste for reuse before sending bales to be recycled or incinerated for energy recovery.

Generally anything that cannot be put into a DMR (Dry Mixed Recycling) bin is what is to be placed in the non-recycling, with recyclable materials sorted at Bywaters’ facilities and all non-recyclable waste diverted for energy recovery.

This approach, however, is most suited to sites only capable of segregating into two waste streams. Larger clients and buildings will be able to segregate materials more accurately in order to drive recycling rates even higher. For instance Bywaters can provide specialised coffee cup, food, and cardboard recycling services.

Generally no, unless you’re looking to dispose of items that would be dangerous to handle or incinerate. Examples of these types of waste would be hazardous or radioactive waste, which require segregation before collection due to the difficulties associated with handling them.

Essentially, if you’re not producing hazardous waste or disposing of batteries, then you should be able to put all non-recyclable waste that your business produces into your general waste bins.