Policy paper

Mechanical biological treatment of municipal solid waste

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This Brief has been revised to accompany the 2013 Energy from Waste Guide while remaining a standalone document.



This Waste Management Technology Brief, originally produced in 2007, is one of a series of documents prepared under the New Technologies work stream of the Defra Waste Implementation Programme.

The Briefs address the main technology types that have a role in diverting Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) from landfill.

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