Waste to Energy process
Waste to Energy involves the treatment of residual wastes to harness energy from material that would otherwise be landfilled. Waste to Energy forms a vital part of a sustainable waste management system and is fully complementary to all other aspects of the hierarchy, including recycling.
Waste is collected from households and businesses and delivered to the facility. Embodied energy is recovered from the waste and returned to those same households and businesses through the power network.
The WA State Government is currently focused on transitioning to a sustainable, low waste, circular economy model. The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 provides targets and structures for that transition, including recovering energy from residual waste streams.
East Rockingham WTE will deliver environmental, economic and social benefits to the Perth community. Waste to energy delivers real climate change action, whilst creating around 50 jobs for the life of the project.