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Powering the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is home to 80,000 people. To divert waste from landfill, SUEZ has been converting the island's waste into energy since 2004.

The mission

To divert waste from landfill and support the island’s strategy for a zero waste society

Launched in 2012, the island’s integrated waste management strategy aims to increase levels of recycling, build infrastructure, develop techniques to deal with special waste types, and apply the producer-pays principle to minimise waste.

Our solution

We built and now operate an energy-from-waste facility for the Isle of Man

The Richmond Hill facility contributes to the island’s integrated waste management strategy by treating waste that is not recycled as a resource – helping the island to maximize its self-sufficiency.

With state-of-the-art technology and an on-site laboratory, the facility ensures the highest environmental and operational standards are maintained.

The results

The energy-from-waste facility processes all 50,000 tonnes of the island’s domestic and commercial residual waste each year and generates 10% of the island’s electricity.

The island’s energy-from-waste facility has the capacity to process all residual waste from local homes and businesses. It is also designed to dispose safely of clinical wastes from hospitals and medical facilities.

The energy-from-waste facility also successfully recovers energy from old tyres and bio‑waste from sewage treatment.

Each year, the facility welcomes around 1,000 visitors.

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