Waste Recycling and Recovery Facility

Our Process

What happens with the waste?

Derwen commissioned a sophisticated recycling and recovery plant in 2013 which utilises a combination of automated and manual waste sorting technologies, the aim of the process is to maximise the quality and quantity of the recycled materials.  The process is a dis-assembly line and incorporates  advanced technologies including air and optical sorters to acheive a high quality output material for the end market.

Derwen achieve a recycling rate of 70% on this material. the residual waste from this process is then baled as Refused Derived Fuel (RDF). The landfill diversion rate is >98%

Waste Processing in action

View our sophisticated recycling and recovery process

Recovered Materials

  • Glass
  • Polythene and packaging
  • Wood
  • Gypsum/Plasterboard
  • Plastics and PVC
  • Cardboard and Paper
  • Dry Mixed Recyclables
  • Metals
  • Green Waste
  • Clean Hardcore
  • Soils
  • Carpets
  • Textiles
  • Asbestos ( transfer to licensed facility)

If you have an interest in recycled  or recovered output please contact us to discuss.

Refuse Derived Fuel

With the objective to achieve zero waste to landfill the residual waste from the process is baled and transported to facilities in Europe for use in the production of RDF.   The bales are sent via road to energy producing plants which  produce district heat and water.

Derwen are constantly researching options  and  exploring opportunities to support the circular economy within Wales and the UK.

Diversion from Landfill

Landfill diversion rate of >98%

Diverting >1000 tonnes of mixed waste from landfill per week