In Asia, bamboo is mostly used for scaffolding because of its versatility, durability and being eco-friendly. About 50,000 t of bamboo waste are generated annually in Hong Kong. The abundance of bamboo in Asia and other parts of the world as well as its fast rate of replenishment have resulted in a global interest in bamboo as a wood substitute. To further utilise the growing waste, pyrolysis which is a promising technology for tackling waste disposal can be employed. To fully design a pyrolysis process for waste bamboo, the mass loss and heat flow kinetics as well as the effect of the various operating parameters must be known. The objective of this work therefore is to model the pyrolysis of waste bamboo and to study experimentally the effect of different operating strategies during the pyrolysis process. The influence of feed particle size, mixed – size, heating rate and target temperature on the processing time and energy usage are discussed in the study. The detailed results and analysis are presented including the overall energy usage and the processing rates.