Covanta has partnered with the Green Investment Group and Veolia to develop the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Rookery South Pit, 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, which is now in its construction phase, will provide a vital outlet for the sustainable disposal of over 545,000 tonnes of residual waste per year and will generate 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.