Frequent Questions

What is Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF)?

RDF is the product of processing municipal solid waste to separate the noncombustible from the combustible portion, and preparing the combustible portion into a form that can be effectively fired in an existing or new boiler.

Additional information regarding energy recovery from the combustion of municipal solid waste is available at the following URL:

www.epa.gov/smm/energy-recovery-combustion-municipal-solid-waste-msw

In the United States, most regulations governing the management of nonhazardous solid waste are developed and administered by individual states. Since most States are authorized to implement the Federal regulations, you should contact your state environmental agency for additional guidance on RDF.

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