Events

Yorkshire Branch Event - Veolia Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility Tour

Start date: 01/04/19

Booking deadline: Fri 08 Mar 2019

Venue / location: Energy Recovery Facility (RERF), Cross Green Industrial Estate, Leeds

The Yorkshire Branch would like to invite you to a tour of the Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) on the Cross Green Industrial Estate in East Leeds.

IHEEM has secured 15 places on a first-come, first-served basis.

Delegates are asked to reserve their place on the tour by emailing chris.davies3@cht.nhs.uk by the CoP 8th March.

 Recycling plant

Veolia and Leeds City Council work in partnership to manage black bin household waste in the city, increase recycling rates and produce energy from waste. 

In 2012, Veolia were awarded a 25 year PFI contract to build and operate the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) on the Cross Green Industrial Estate in East Leeds. 

The RERF, which became fully operational in April 2016, now manages all of Leeds black bin rubbish and can manage up to 214,000 tonnes of waste per year. The state-of the-art facility separates and sorts out recyclable materials such as plastics, ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals and paper/card.   

The remaining waste is then burnt under tightly controlled conditions to produce energy. The RERF provides enough electricity to continuously power 22,000 homes via the National Grid.