Step 1


Before you throw something into your tiger bag, ask yourself whether it can be recycled or not. Glass, metal cans, paper, cardboard and many plastics can, so only non-recyclable waste please !

Step 2


Your tiger bag waste is collected in one of our specialised vehicles and either transported back to our Waste Transfer station to be stored or directly to the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) itself

Step 3


The non-recyclable waste is emptied into a large bunker at the ERF and is now ready to be used as fuel.


Step 4


The waste is burnt at a minimum of 850c

Step 5


Water is heated by the gases and turned into steam by heat exchange. This is then superheated to 400c

Step 6


The superheated steam drives the turbine which in turn drives a generator


Step 7


Power produced by the generator is exported to the electricity grid

Step 8


The steam is cooled and turned back to water by the condenser. This water is then used again and again in the same process.

Step 9


The combustion gases are treated so they can be released into the atmosphere without pollutants


Step 10


The gases are now filtered to capture any particulate matter

Step 11


Once cleaned and filtered the gases are released into the atmosphere via the flue stack (chimney). These emissions are continuously monitored.

Step 12


The residue from the filters is collected and processed into aggregate for the construction industry


Step 13


The ash from the incinerator bed is collected and stored ready for processing and recycling.

Step 14


Magnets separate the ferrous metals from the incinerator ash and are then recycled

Step 15


Once all the metals have been extracted, the remaining ash is treated and crushed to create an aggregate for the construction and road building industry.

Waste tonnage diverted from landfill and turned into to energy

Last week

Month to date

Year to date

Total since 1st October 2021

How we do it

All of our highly experienced, friendly, and fully ADR licensed operatives are able to collect your waste at a frequency that suits you and your business. This includes ADHOC and short-term collections/contracts.

All collections are documented using an iPad system making the procedure as paperless as possible. The data is then uploaded into our system and you will receive a copy of your documentation via email within 24 hours of your collection.

Professional Hygiene's new Waste Transfer Station enabling better customer care
Inside image of the new Waste Transfer Station in full use

Waste fact

Image shows landfill site with rubbish that will take centuries to biodegrade

Did you know that
one nappy can take up to

to biodegrade? Shocking

Where does the waste go?

We are now very pleased to be able to say that since 1 st
October 2021 we have been sending our waste to an Energy
Recovery Facility which is less than 1 mile from our transfer
station reducing our carbon footprint considerably.

Waste equals in household usage

1 tonne of waste produces 5.2MW = 5200000 watts (5200 KWatts) of power per hour.

Waste Transfer Services

Your average cost of electric kettle to make 1 cup of tea = 0.0408KWh

So 1 tonne of waste = 127451 cups of tea…

Just under 350 cups of tea a day for a whole year!

Or one person having 10 cups of tea per day for almost 35 years!

23 tonnes of waste will run the average for 1 year

As a business, we want to thank you for supporting our mission to save our planet one waste bag at a time.