Staffordshire countryside

Veolia Environmental Services were awarded planning consent in February 2011 to construct a state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at a site on the Four Ashes Industrial Estate. Construction began in June 2011. 

In October 2013 the first waste was delivered to site.  November 2013 saw the first waste burned.  This is another step along the road of helping Staffordshire County Council to divert waste from landfill and help to save the taxpayers of Staffordshire £250m over the lifetime of the contract.

The facility is now fully staffed with most of the team living within Staffordshire.  A number of specialist positions have seen people re-locate to the area and this has bought some staff to live in Brewood, Cannock and Codsall.

On Wednesday 14th May 2014 Staffordshire ERF was officially opened by HRH the Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO


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In 2007, Staffordshire County Council established its waste management strategy.

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We have developed the Staffordshire Energy Recovery Facility on behalf of Staffordshire County Council and their partners.

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Our plans are based on Staffordshire’s commitment to reduce waste and increase recycling.

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  • 14 May 2014 HRH the Duke of Gloucester opens state of the art energy recovery facility
    A new state of the art energy recovery facility which will save Staffordshire taxpayers £250million over 25 years was officially opened today (14 May 2014) in Staffordshire by HRH the Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO.
  • 15 July 2013 Girls get a Lesson in Construction
    Girls from St Dominic's High School for Girls visit the site of Veolia's brand new Energy Recovery Facility
  • 22 April 2013 Veolia and Staffordshire Scoop an Award
    Veolia Environmental Services (UK) plc and Staffordshire County Council have been awarded the Best Example of Community Engagement in Energy from Waste at an awards event in Birmingham for The Environment and Energy Awards.
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