What is energy from waste?

People have been using waste to generate energy since the late 1800s, although the process has come a long way since then. At this scale, waste is sorted at another facility so that all recyclable materials are removed, along with anything toxic. This is used to create RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) which is delivered to the Energy from Waste facility in bales or pellets. It’s burnt at a very high temperature and the heat is used to make steam, which turns the turbines to generate energy.