There were 8.6 million tonnes of permitted waste incineration capacity in England and Wales at the end of 2007. No new waste incineration capacity was created during the year. Nearly 5.2 million tonnes of waste were incinerated during 2007, an increase of six per cent on 2006.
A list of operational waste incineration facilities permitted by the Environment Agency together with their reported permitted capacity and inputs for 2006 and 2007 is attached to the data table below. It only includes facilities that accept waste from off-site sources. It does not include facilities that burn their own in-house process waste.
The list categorises facilities according to the types of waste they are permitted to burn. Included are facilities ranging from high temperature hazardous waste incinerators to those designed to dispose of animal carcasses. Although all accept waste some are dedicated waste incinerators. Others are co-incineration facilities that take in waste as a supplementary/replacement fuel.
Do you want to find out more?
Please click on the link above to open a downloadable data table showing incineration throughputs and capacity at permitted facilities in 2006 and 2007. The accompanying graphs and charts provide more information.
You can access more detailed data and tables for each region from the Regional Data pages.