EnviRecover, energy from waste facility
Household waste collected from black bins in Herefordshire is taken to EnviRecover, a state of the art energy from waste facility, where it is used as a fuel to generate electricity.
The facility started taking waste from households in both Herefordshire and Worcestershire in October 2016. This means we don't have to rely on unsustainable landfill to dispose of non-recyclables. It provides the county with a reliable, safe and cost-effective means of dealing with our waste.
EnviRecover can accept up to 200,000 tonnes per year waste which it converts into in excess of 15.5 megawatts (per hour) of electrical power. It works by burning waste at over 800ºC and using the heat to produce steam to drive a turbine that generates electrical power, enough to power all the homes in Hereford.
The facility is operated by our contractor Severn Waste Services who provide a joint waste treatment and recycling service to both Herefordshire Council and Worcestershire County Council.