There seems to a great deal of variability in residual waste because recycling rates fall to less than 40% in the West Midlands. This means that the ‘non-recyclable’ part from the West Midlands area will probably contain food waste and also be wet from nappies etc. That's how it works in the Birmingham area where householders put recyclables in one box and all the rest in one other box. How does wet waste affect the calorific value of the fuel load?
The facility has been designed with a significant flexibility to cope with a very wide range of calorific values, and this has been based upon significant experience of the UK waste market composition; HZI is currently building its 12th and 13th facility here in the UK, with a combined annual treatment capacity of over 3 Million tonnes. We do not envisage that the waste supplied to this facility will present any issues with regards to the compliant operation of it.