Battlefield Energy Recovery Facility generating green heat and power for Shropshire
The Battlefield Energy Recovery Facility was handed over to Veolia on Thursday 11th May 2015. This now means that the Energy Recovery Facility is being operated by Veolia's team. In 2016 we will be offering tours of the facility. So please check back here to find out when tours will be taking place.
Veolia was granted planning to build an Energy Recovery Facility on a site adjacent to the existing Household Recycling Centre and Transfer Station at Battlefield Enterprise Park, Vanguard Way, Shrewsbury. Construction began in October 2012. The facility first took waste into the process during December 2014.
Come and have a look:
Tours of the facility are offered to members of the public and local community groups. To book a place on a tour, please contact Hilary Hampton on 0203 567 6315.
To read a summary of proposals and results of studies view the Summary of Proposal below.
The Energy Recovery Facility uses the residual waste unsuitable for recycling and composting to make heat and power. Waste from your residual waste bin, instead of being sent to a landfill site, is delivered to the facility where it is converted to heat, under controlled conditions, and this is used to generate electrical and/or thermal energy.
Approximately 90,000 tonnes of waste from Shropshire per year is treated at the facility. This is about 45% of the municipal waste produced in the county and produce enough power for 10,000 homes. Now this facility is in place, along with the expansion of recycling in the County, instead of landfilling 65% of household waste in 2005/6 this is expected to be reduced to 5%.