This is a good question. Our proposal is not to receive large volumes of waste from the Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste sector. As part of our recycling proposition CRS would process a light fraction from the C&D waste streams for recyclables – which is currently landfilled. This very recyclable waste stream is already catered for in the ACT, with recycling rates presently exceeding 80%.

The target waste stream for the CRS centre is waste from kerbside (red lid bin) collection and C&I waste bin collection. The Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) feedstock is essentially this.

The municipal waste stream is not expected to vary significantly between various European cities and Canberra.

Finally, the waste would first pass through a recycling plant and only the residues become fuel for the waste-to-energy component.