Calculate the power
your waste could generate
Post Code:
How many times per annum
will these items need servicing
Sanitary Icon
Nappy Icon
What is the quantity
of bins per site
Sanitary Icon
Nappy Icon
How many sites
in total?
Sanitary Icon
Nappy Icon
We calculate your
annual waste to be...
Your waste
could power
for a whole year

LifeCycle is a patented process for disposing of the hygiene waste products in an environmentally sustainable way.

LifeCycle works by shredding the wet products to break them down into their component parts and then compressing them to remove the liquid. Any foreign objects are removed and we then chemically treat the waste so that it maintains a stable structure when we make bales of it to be used as RDF.

Why LifeCycle is
great news for our customers

Most of our business customers are genuinely concerned that they minimise their impact on the environment. LifeCycle will benefit all our hygiene waste customers. Converting the hygiene waste products into a highly efficient fuel in the form of RDF, instead of sending them to landfill, helps our customers to achieve their environmental targets.

LifeCycle also makes financial sense.
Customers sending hygiene waste products to landfill, face increasingly high costs because of the need to hit the UK’s environmental targets.

LifeCycle means that we can divert from landfill
Waste products can be diverted away from landfill and process them in a more economically efficient way.

Contact us

The benefits of LifeCycle

We all produce all sorts of human waste throughout our lives. It’s a natural function of being human. Hygiene products (sanitary and incontinence products and nappies) bring fantastic benefits to everyone, by giving us the freedom to continue with our lives. They’re an essential part of our everyday lives but disposing of them has always been an issue.

The waste products are wet and unhygienic - we may not like to think about it but we need to, because we all contribute at some point in our lives.

It’s everyone’s waste and everyone’s issue.

Contact us

Disposing of hygiene waste has been expensive and environmentally unfriendly - until now

With LifeCycle, for the first time, we have a choice. We can enjoy all the benefits that the products bring AND dispose of them in an environmentally sustainable way.

Before LifeCycle, hygiene waste could either be incinerated or sent to landfill. Neither option is ideal

Burning wet waste is expensive because more energy is needed to heat it before it can burn. The other option is to send it to landfill. With the population estimated to rise to 68.5 million by 2025 and with an aging population, our landfill sites are estimated to be full within the coming decade.

Be part of the revolution… Contact us

With LifeCycle, we can divert hygiene waste away from landfill and, through our patented process, make it dry enough to recover energy from it in the form of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) - and we can do it on an industrial scale.

It’s cost effective and environmentally sustainable

Where is phs LifeCycle?

phs LifeCycle is ideally located in the West Midlands to process all our customer’s hygiene waste products.

Can I send my hygiene waste products to phs LifeCycle?

If you’re a phs hygiene waste customer, we’ll be processing your hygiene waste products at our LifeCycle plant this year. Since it’s launch in November 2016, we’ve processed the waste from our customers into RDF and in 2018, we’ll aim to divert 35,000 tonnes of hygiene waste away from landfill.

Be part of the journey

Divert 35,000 tons of hygiene waste away from landfill by 2018.

Helping our customers achieve their environmental targets.

Being human
The UK’s population in 2025 is expected to hit 68.5 million***, increasing human waste levels. Nonrecyclable wastes will need to be dealt with in a sustainable way.

Being there
With nationwide coverage, we are Next door. Everywhere – meaning we can cater for and service customers across the country. LifeCycle is phs’s world leading waste recycling plant with potential to reshape its waste markets.

Being leaders
Our environmental efforts don’t stop with LifeCycle – we also contribute to a sustainable future by reducing our carbon footprint by 6% year on year, provide economical hand dryers, recycled matting, air purification and water control products benefiting our customers and the environment in one.


Contact us

Our New Years resolution is to divert 35,000 tonnes of hygiene waste away from landfill by the end of 2018.

We are the only organisation that can offer this solution on such an industrial scale. Take a look at some of our clients who are already on the journey to sustainable future.

Pledge with us

What is Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and how does it work?

Refuse Derived Fuel is a term used to describe fuel produced from waste that has undergone some sort of process. Materials for recycling and non-combustible materials, such as glass and metals, are removed before the waste is processed.

RDF can be used in a variety of ways

It can produce electricity and heat for homes and businesses and is often used alongside traditional sources of fuel, to power industry. Using non-recyclable waste as a fuel also helps us to reduce our reliance on traditional fossil fuels such as coal.

RDF is made up of domestic waste which includes:

Biodegradable materials as well as plastics. With LifeCycle, this consists of nappies, sanitary waste and incontinence products that would otherwise be incinerated or sent to landfill. Instead, we convert it into energy.

How is our process unique?

You may notice there are a number of providers in the marketplace who claim to offer sustainable solutions as an alternative route to landfill, so let’s explain why our process is unique and patented to phs Group. phs LifeCycle uniquely dries wet waste and squeezes out the fluid leaving a clean burnable mass, whereas other providers burn wet waste which is an energy draining method. Burning wet waste is expensive because energy is needed to heat it before it can burn.

Contact us
Post Code
Email sent successfullyEmail could not be sent, please try again laterPlease complete all fields

Be part of this solution and benefit from...

phs Group contact for journalists: / 0113 273 9900
Follow us at phs Group