UK producers considering the manufacture of waste fuels have the option of producing two different quality products, SRF (Secondary Recovered Fuel) or RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel). The UK exports close to three million tonnes of RDF and 1.8m tonnes of SRF each year.
Over the past few years DEFRA has been seeking to clarify the exact definition to support both domestic and international production criteria. In February 2017 Defra published the following to clarify:
Refuse derived fuel (RDF) consists of residual waste that is subject to a contract with an end-user for use as a fuel in an energy from waste facility. The contract must include the end-user’s technical specifications relating as a minimum to the calorific value, the moisture content, the form and quantity of the RDF.
This clarification means that waste going into an Energy plant either at home or abroad which is in line with both a technical specification and a formal contract constitutes RDF.
Secondary Recovered Fuel (SRF)
The Global cement industry uses an increasing amount of SRF to supplement its cement manufacturing process. Not only does the cement fuel the kilns to produce energy but the residual ash is mixed with the cement to produce the final product. The SRF has less moisture, is smaller in particulate size and higher in Calorific Value (CV) than RDF.
Having worked on a number of large Waste Infrastructure projects CSD has extensive experience in the placing of both RDF and SRF on the domestic and international markets, working with its customers to provide the most sustainable solution.
CSD customer commitment:
We pride ourselves on being able to provide short and long-term contracts at competitive prices.
As a customer of CSD you will be provided with:
- A full audit trail of your waste from site to end destination
- Dates and times of all loads received from your company
- Tailored reports – monthly/quarterly/yearly – to meet your requirements
- A list of acceptable materials we can receive from you
- A dedicated account manager
CSD approach to cost:
The cost of recycling your waste with CSD will depend upon the quality of the materials received.
The price will be based on the lowest grade of waste in the mix, therefore segregating materials in mixed loads before they arrive on site will prove the most cost effective.
Whatever your requirement, we can offer a flexible and made-to- measure answer that will suit your needs in terms of quantity, collection method and frequency of collection.
Discounts may be available for large tonnages, such as those from civic amenity sites and local authorities. Our commercial team will be more than willing to discuss that with you.
But whatever the price, recycling your waste with us is not only a greener option than sending it to landfill, it’s also a cost effective one.