The Waste Hierarchy

The waste hierarchy ranks waste management options according to what is best for the environment. It prioritises preventing waste in the first place. When waste is created, it gives priority to preparing it for reuse, then recycling, then recovery, and last of all disposal.

There will always be some residual waste that cannot be recycled, remanufactured, or reused. At Cory we work to partner of choice for managing residual waste with the lowest possible environmental impacts.

Cory Riverside Energy supports the waste hierarchy through:

  • Processing recyclates for recycling markets.
  • Diverting waste from landfill (saving c.200kg of carbon dioxide equivalent per tonne of waste diverted)
  • Recovering energy from waste to generate electricity.
  • Recovering the by-products from the energy from waste process to produce aggregate and construction materials.

We are committed to reducing waste throughout our own operations and the communities we service.