Covanta has partnered with Veolia as owners of the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), located in a former brick clay extraction pit near Stewartby in Bedfordshire. The ERF is a sustainable alternative to landfill, using household, commercial and non-hazardous industrial residual waste, left after recycling and composting efforts, as fuel to generate clean electricity. The facility processes around 550,000 tonnes of residual waste per year and generates over 60 megawatts of low carbon energy - enough electricity to meet the needs of over 112,500 homes.
Energy-from-Waste facilities provide a safe, technologically advanced means of waste disposal that reduces waste being sent to landfills while generating clean energy from the process.
Energy-from-Waste reduces greenhouse gases, diverts waste from landfills, recycles metals and generates clean energy.