Fortress are investing heavily in diverting as much waste as possible from landfill. This figure will continue to improve as recycling rates increase and a separate food waste collection is launched. Fortress currently disposes of residual waste at a Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) plant, which produces a high-quality fuel pellet which is a lower carbon alternative to fossil fuels.
Landfilling waste, particularly biodegradable waste such as card, paper, wood, garden and food waste produces methane. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to climate change. Increasing amounts of this waste is reused, recovered or recycled, in response to EU Directives and Government Regulations. There are a variety of targets designed to divert waste from landfill and a tax levied on all waste that is landfilled.
Fortress will continue to lead the way in finding sustainable waste management solutions.