SWIP – Small Waste Incineration Plants for up to 3 t/hr non hazardous waste

Few smaller-scale EfW systems are proven but with over 60,000 operational hours in the UK, Tidy Planet and Sugimat have got the references to give you confidence.

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SWIP – Small Waste Incineration Plants for up to 3 t/hr non hazardous waste

Few smaller-scale EfW systems are proven but with over 60,000 operational hours in the UK, Tidy Planet and Sugimat have got the references to give you confidence.

SWIP – Small Waste Incineration Plant 3 tonne per hour

Tidy Planet offer a standardised range of systems for processors of wastes and those wishing to set up small-scale, decentralised power generation plants. We can help you turn a waste problem into an opportunity, fix costs and generate income from increasingly costly waste streams.

We offer a full start-to-finish “waste in”, “energy out” turnkey solution, in a single contract that allows clients to concentrate on their business, while Tidy Planet manages, installs, and commissions the plant on their behalf.

With systems availability and performance guarantees in place and with full post installation support and maintenance packages, customers can be confident when investing in Tidy Planet EfW solutions.

In partnership with Sugimat Boilers and Turboden Electricity Generators, we are proud to offer our range of Energy from Waste (EfW) systems. Global legislation is now making the disposal of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and Soil Recovered Fuel (SRF) increasingly difficult and expensive for waste management companies. Tidy Planet has proven systems to turn these wastes into valuable head and electricity resources.

Our range of systems spans from 2.5 to 30MW in a single boiler. With our standardised range of 3 -12MWth Small Waste Incineration Permit (SWIP) compliant EfW systems, we have the perfect size to suit your business’s individual requirements.

The fully optimised 3 tonnes per hour SWIP solution can be tailored to your site’s needs. Coupled with simpler planning and permitting, we can guarantee fast returns on investment, and you can be generating revenue in less than 18 months from the initial enquiry.

Uniquely in England and Wales, systems combusting less than 3 tonnes per hours of non-hazardous waste can be permitted as a SWIP by local authorities in as little as 6 months. Whereas larger systems require permitting by the Environment Agency, which typically takes longer.

  • Under the SWIP scheme, you can combust up to 3 tonnes of non-hazardous waste per hour
  • The system can be configured to handle several different waste types and specifications
  • With Computer Vison Control, the system automatically controls the combustion process
  • Typical wastes – CV range 9 to 22MJ/kg with moisture up to 40% and ash content less than 30%
  • We offer vertical and horizontal boiler designs to suit different applications and size constraints
  • The SWIP plant occupies a small site footprint of less than 2,500 m2, including fuel storage silos
  • Guaranteed 8000-hour annual plant availability gives maximum output and minimum downtown
  • The Computer Vison Control system reduces manpower and increases performance
  • Flexible thermal outputs from 6MW to 12MW at 3 tonnes per hour dependent on fuel calorific value
  • Can achieve net electrical output to 2.75Mwe with (CHP) combined head and power options available
  • Greater availability of sub 3MW grid connections makes for easier distribution of electricity
  • Our systems offer total flexibility on the type of heat and amount of electricity generated
  • Our cost effective solutions offer Returns On Investment in less than 3 years
  • Offers more opportunities for the self consumption of electricity on your site
  • From enquiry to operation within 18 months (12 months from order)
  • Long term fixing of waste processing overheads and site energy costs
  • The SWIP system falls within local authority permitting, allowing for single agency approvals
  • SWIPs are excluded from WI BREF requirements, as they have less than 3 tonnes per hour fuel input
  • Follows EU/UK guidance for Best Available Technology for Waste Incineration

Our system is fully compliant with the UK/EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED – formerly WID)


Sugimat has been manufacturing industrial boilers for solid wastes for over 40 years. As specialists in thermal oil boilers and manufacturers of bespoke combustion systems to work with variable fuels, the company is ideally suited to provide waste-fuelled furnaces and boilers.

With innovation at the forefront, Sugimat can offer either the revolutionary new Horizon+ heat exchanger or conventional vertical configuration coil and battery boilers with automatic ash cleaning. Both offer a significant reduction in downtime for cleaning and enhanced energy output efficiency, by minimising problems caused by ash build up – even with fuels with up to 30% ash content.

In addition, they include the world-leading Computer Vision Control System – an automated computer-controlled process that continually monitors the flame front in the combustion process 24/7.

By constantly adapting the combustion parameters, including grate speed, fuel feed, and the air flows to the combustion chamber, the combustion process is always optimised. This is a huge advantage when working with variable quality fuels that fluctuate on an hourly basis.


Turboden has been a global leader in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems since 1980. As a group company of MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) – one of the world’s leading heavy machinery manufacturers – it has innovation and performance at its core.

The Turboden ORC system works most efficiently when using high temperature thermal oil as its heat source and offers many advantages over conventional steam turbines, including up to 29% electricity production efficiency.

The use of organic fluid rather than steam has a number of advantages. Lower rotational speeds and mechanical stresses – leading to decreased turbine and component wear and maintenance downtime – plus the avoidance of
corrosion commonly found in steam systems.

The result is a system ideally suited to high-efficiency, smaller-scale electricity production with guaranteed uptime of up to 98% and simple, reliable operation.


Since 1990, Glosfume has been leading the way in Hot Gas Ceramic Filtration and Dry Scrubbing to ensure full compliance with emissions legislation. It is critical that particulate, acid gas and other pollutants are dealt with effectively and continuously to remain compliant and safe.
Our partnership with Glosfume for the abatement system ensures we not only meet emissions requirements but exceed them every time.


Tidy Planet offer a range of fuel storage solutions including the Q Toploader fuel storage system, a fully automated fuel handling system capable of storing and feeding a wide range of solid fuels, without the need for a front loader. With a proven track record of Automated handling of RDF, SRF and wood wastes amongst others, they dramatically reduce handling, labour, and running costs.

*Other feed and storage systems which meet the needs of the client are available if requested.


  • Fuel handling and storage systems 1 to 3 days operation with automatic feed
  • Optimised combustion and efficient heat recovery through IED-compliant boilers
  • Emissions filtration and abatement to meet stringent UK/EU legislation
  • Energy production and distribution in the form of thermal oil, steam, hot water, and electricity in any combination and at the highest efficiencies
  • Delivery, installing, integration, and commissions of the plan

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