General Waste

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  • General Waste

General waste, also called residual waste, is material from businesses that cannot be recycled. It includes materials such as non-recyclable plastics, polythene, some packaging and kitchen scraps, etc.

Historically, this waste has been disposed of in a landfill site and some general waste is still disposed of this way.

However, advances in technology now mean that there are several alternative ways of dealing with general waste which can still ensure value – usually in the form of energy – is recovered from it.

Energy from Waste

In Energy-from-Waste facilities (also known as municipal incinerators), general waste can be safely burned at high temperatures, under carefully controlled conditions, to produce electricity and heat.

Not only do modern well-operated facilities burn general waste. They also burn residual waste, waste that is left over after recycling and recovery.

This is done to produce energy for the National Grid, ensuring that even this residual waste stream is put to good use.

When used in this way, general waste can be a sustainable and reliable source of power, helping the UK to achieve renewable energy targets.

Currently around 5.6 million tonnes of waste is treated this way each year, generating up to 275 megawatts of electricity. 23% of renewable energy comes from energy from waste facilities, the equivalent to 726,000 tonnes of oil.

The Vastum Group is a Zero to Landfill company and fully supports the building of and consideration to Municipal Incinerators.

For more on this and many other services The Vastum Group can offer you please call us on 01638 815464 or email us on

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Here’s what you can expect from us…

  • National coverage with a dedicated account manager and customer service teams working for your business

  • Free and fast quotations with a no obligation trial period

  • One to one point of contact – Should there ever be any queries, you can contact us directly and we will resolve them.

  • 100% proven service record to all of our clients.

  • Business waste collections you can rely on or your money back!

Contact information

For all enquiries please send to:

The Vastum Group Ltd
9 Saxon Hall Road

Tel: 01638 815464