Construction of the £252 million Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) in Avonmouth began in Summer 2017. The centre uses safe, environmentally sustainable and reliable technology to divert about 320,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste away from landfill. The Energy Recovery Facilities (ERF) generates up to 282GWh of electricity which powers the facility itself and exports enough energy to power the equivalent of over 77,000 homes.
The Resource Recovery Centre uses a process which sees treated non-recyclable waste exposed to high temperatures under highly controlled conditions. After reducing, reusing and recycling as much as possible, the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) or Energy Recovery Facilities (ERF) efficiently recovers energy from residual waste which means sending waste to landfill will become an absolute last resort. See ERF in action below.
Energy Recovery Facilities (ERF)