Since we opened for business at LJP Waste Solutions, we have been committed to helping large corporations reach their sustainability goals. We opened for business several years ago, and we have been one of the industry leaders since that time. At LJP, we focus our efforts on finding a second use for both common and uncommon materials. To do this, we determine whether each material can be reused, recycled, converted into fuel, as well as which materials cannot be used again. Through this process, we are able to make significant progress toward both our sustainability goals and the goals of our customers. Here, our waste processing experts will discuss converting materials into Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) and the difference that can make when trying to create clean energy.

What Is Refuse-Derived Fuel?

At LJP Waste Solutions, we use waste products to convert them to Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF), so we can use the fuel as a form of clean energy. By doing this, we are able to be more sustainable and help the world around us. As one of the industry leaders in sustainability, we are frequently innovating to ensure we are doing what we can to help our planet and our customers. Essentially, when we transport our clients’ waste products to our facility, we sort them into specific groups. While we are sorting the materials, we record every product that comes through our doors. We key those products into our system so we can keep track of everything and provide you with accurate statistics.

As soon as everything comes into our facility, we sort each material into like categories, such as plastic types, paper, cardboard, plastic sheets, metal containers, and more. After we sort the materials, we then way them, so we have an accurate number of how much came through our doors. After we have sorted the waste materials into like categories, we further sort them into which products can be recycled, which products can be reused, which products can be converted into fuel, and which products have no second purpose. The few products that have no second use are then sent to the landfill.

However, the materials that we determine can be converted are sent to one of the power plants we operate at LJP Waste Solutions. When the materials are shipped out to the power plants, they are shredded into tiny pieces before the power plants convert them into RDF. We carefully document how much of what materials we send to the power plants, so we can show your company how much clean fuel you were able to create through your sustainability efforts.

How Efficient Is Refuse-Derived Fuel?

While there are other ways to convert waste materials into fuel, we believe using RDF is one of the most efficient ways to do this, especially considering the resources and technology we have available. There are ways to fuel power plants without burning fuel, like RDF, we use RDF because it is the best available option at this time. Even if there are more efficient methods of clean energy out there that we are unable to use at this time, using RDF is still far more efficient than fossil fuels.

At LJP Waste Solutions, we are fully committed to the zero landfill initiative, which will one day lead to zero waste everywhere. Though zero waste is not possible right now because there is not a second use for every single product, it is still the goal we are reaching for. RDF allows us to make strides toward zero landfill and zero waste solutions, which sets us up for a more successful future. RDF has a plethora of benefits, and we explain these to each customer during our initial consultation, so you can be well aware of the benefits.

One of the primary benefits of RDF is that the use of fossil fuels is no longer needed. Throughout the last several years, there has been a push to reduce the use of fossil fuels to preserve the Earth. With the use of RDF, fossil fuels are eliminated from power plants, which drastically saves and preserves the Earth’s resources. To learn more about the efficiency of RDF, how it preserves fossil fuels, and its other benefits, contact LJP today.

Contact LJP Waste Solutions Today

If you are in the Upper Midwest and looking for a waste processing company to help your large commercial business reach its sustainability goals, contact LJP Waste Solutions today. With our full, comprehensive services, we are able to help you properly dispose of over 50 uncommon materials, as well as traditional materials, such as paper, cardboard, and plastic. To learn more or request a consultation, give us a call at 507-625-1968 or message us on our contact page.