Herefordshire Council and Worcestershire County Council’s flagship waste treatment facility is opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester
HRH Duke of Gloucester opening the EnviRecover energy from waste facility
His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester today (Wednesday 14 June) officially opened EnviRecover - Herefordshire Council and Worcestershire County Council's flagship waste treatment facility.
Work on the facility started in June 2014 after the two councils completed a deal with their contractor, Mercia Waste Management. The energy from waste facility will generate electrical power from the general household waste collected across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
l-r Kenton Vigus (Waste Disposal Team Leader), Alistair Neill (Chief Executive) and Councillor Harry Bramer represented Herefordshire Council at the EnviRecover opening
Councillor Harry Bramer, Herefordshire Council Cabinet Member for Contracts and Assets, said:
"I am delighted that we have delivered EnviRecover on time and to specification, and thank His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester for officially opening the fantastic new facility.
"EnviRecover will ensure the best value for money in accepting and safely treating the region's non-recyclable waste, and will provide a valuable source of electricity for many years to come."
The EnviRecover energy from waste facility is now being used by both Herefordshire Council and Worcestershire County Council to treat 200,000 tonnes per year of non-recyclable waste. It will generate over 15.5 megawatts of electrical power per hour - enough to power every home in Hereford.
Further information about EnviRecover can be found at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/envirecover