The wasteWOIMA power plant is capable of utilizing many kinds of non-toxic waste and producing electrical and thermal energy from it, as well as drinkable water. The plant can use solid municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional waste, as well as biomass as fuel.
Waste that cannot be incinerated must be separated out first, as in most developing countries waste is not source-sorted. Combustible waste must be pressed or crushed into suitable particle size. The sorting of waste creates jobs, and sorted waste that cannot be incinerated, such as glass or metal, can be recycled.