WasteServ Malta - Thermal Treatment Facility
Thermal Treatment Facility

Inaugurated in December 2007, this plant was co-financed by the Fifth Financial Ital-Maltese Protocol. The plant originally was to cost €10.8 million, but with an investment of another two million Euros, this facility had its scope extended to accept a wide range of waste fractions for treatment. This incinerator, in fact, treats abattoir waste, clinical waste, and other hazardous waste streams that cannot be landfilled. At that time, this measure aimed to increase the efficiency of the operations while meeting all the national requirements with regards to thermal waste treatments.



The incinerator plant is in compliance with EU emissions regulations through the Integrated Pollution, Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive. The commissioning of this facility has made it possible to decommission the old non-compliant incinerators, including that at St Luke’s Hospital and at the Gozo General Hospital.


The incinerator is dependent upon the supply of electrical energy, Heating Gas Oil (HGO) and Tallow produced from the Autoclave to be in a position to operate its high temperature furnace. 


Opening Hours for Users of the Incinerator: 6am to 6pm   (Fallen pets and horses may be admitted 24/7)            


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To further advance in its commitment to improve and modernize the infrastructure for waste management in our country, Wasteserv secured €12M funds through the European Regional Development Fund to invest in the design, construction and installation of an environmentally friendly autoclave next to the Thermal Treatment Facility in Marsa.


In accordance with EU Directive (EC) 142/2011, the project focused in investing in new technology which was less dependent on fossil fuels and hence polluted the environment less. This facility was also to reduce dependency on the Marsa Incinerator as well as serve as back-up facility. 


Animal By-Product waste has a high percentage of water and very low calorific value which requires substantial amount of fuel to incinerate. Thanks to this facility, the treatment process adopted by our country in the past years was be drastically improved. In fact, from direct incineration the process moved to a rendering process which is then followed by incineration. The solid waste, known as bonemeal is finally sent for incineration. Moreover, extracted tallow through the autoclaving process is then used at the incinerator as fuel, thus creating resources from waste.


The amount of animal waste being treated in the facility is estimated to a total of 2,500 tonnes a year (according to 2019’s performance statistics).


Thanks to this investment, Wasteserv is contributing towards reaching Malta’s commitment to reduce by 5% greenhouse gas emissions and the 10% of the total energy consumption and generation of renewable energy resources.


Operating Hours for Users of the Autoclave: 7am to 6pm