Future-proofing waste management
COLEFORD, SOUTH WEST ENGLAND
UNRECYCLABLE RESIDUAL WASTE, TRADE WASTE
WASTE OPERATION PLANT
J Witt turns unrecyclable waste into coal replacement material
Advetec is helping J Witt Recycling reduce its carbon footprint and that of more than 1,000 businesses across the South West of England, by turning unrecyclable waste into Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF).
The innovative independent Mixed Residual Waste handler will convert waste into Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) using biotechnology on-site.
By introducing the process the disposal cost is significantly reduced along with the CO2 emissions.
Turning unrecyclable waste into SRF gives it greater value, benefitting the circular economy by providing an alternative to high carbon-emitting fossil fuels.
Based in Coleford in the South West of England, J Witt Waste Recycling is a leading waste handler serving 1,000 businesses across Bath, Bristol, Somerset and Mendip.
Its expertise ranges from fully managed waste services, domestic and commercial skip hire and a wheely bin collection service, through to providing recycled aggregates for the construction industry.
J Witt Waste Recycling is already well known as a waste innovator – having been the first waste handler to establish a dedicated food waste collection service in Bath and invest in its own waste cleaning plant. Investment in the Advetec XO22 is the latest pioneering move from this forward-thinking waste business.
- Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and incineration
- Reduce and stabilise the operational costs
- Reduce the offtake cost and future-proof the business
- Support customers ESG strategy and Net Zero goals
- Minimise the number of journeys required for disposal - reducing the associated road-related carbon
- Turn unrecyclable waste into a commodity and support the circular economy
Of waste processed per day
Local businesses will benefit
Waste mass reduction
Machine installed in spring 2023
Diesel miles saved
Tonnes of coal replaced per year
Tonnes of CO2e saved per year
Waste collected benefited the circular economy
Implementing and commissioning
In the face of mounting financial and political pressure – waste handlers must find new ways to reduce their impact on the natural world and reduce both cost and carbon emissions.
Advetec’s brief was to help J Witt Recycling offer a more cost effective, sustainable and carbon-friendly alternative to incineration for its customers. By halving the mass of unrecyclable waste and turning it into Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) – J Witt Waste Recycling is able to reduce its operational and offtake costs and build cost certainty into its operations, all while helping customers accelerate their own green plans and benefiting the circular economy.
The current challenging climate provides a catalyst for wider adoption of technology and an opportunity for waste contractors and their customers to regain a sense of control, both in terms of cost and carbon emissions.
As customers, FMs, strive to reduce their carbon footprint and improve overall green credentials, waste handlers need to support them in a transparent and responsible way.
Sustainability is at the heart of this project, decarbonising waste from over 1,000 local businesses. The output from the XO22 at Coleford will replace coal at a cement kiln contributing to the circular economy and reducing carbon emissions.
We work closely with the J Witt team to ensure the system fits into their operational model. The XO system operates almost autonomously, requiring little interaction from the operatives. Implementation of traffic light signals, count-down screens and special H&S measures should improve site’s efficiency. The training programme is tailored to the site so we can achieve quick adoption of the technology.
We are able to remotely monitor the performance and the outputs of the equipment to ensure the most efficient operation possible as well as carrying out safety checks, service requirements and monitoring gas levels.
Data will be collected and evaluated on a daily basis. By using a weighing system we are able to calculate the amounts and types of waste put into the machine and assess the level of waste reduction made. These figures fluctuate according to the activity levels across the site and the waste stream and amounts inputted into the machine.
The independent waste characterisation test results showed predicted waste mass reduction of over 50% which represents a significant decarbonisation and saving.
This technology is a game-changer for us operationally and environmentally, and for our customers too. We’ve invested in Advetec to reduce and stabilise our offtake costs and future-proof the business, as well as to give customers a more carbon and cost friendly alternative to landfill and EfW for their unrecyclable waste.
Director of J Witt Waste Recycling
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