What is the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF)?
The Buttington Quarry ERF is a modern state-of-the-art facility that will recover energy from residual waste that arises in Powys and surrounding areas, thereby diverting it away from landfill. The ERF will produce an equivalent amount of electricity for up to 26,000 homes. It will also supply heat created during the process to local industry or other suitable users.
The ERF would be an efficient, environmentally responsible and deliverable solution for non-recyclable waste. It would play an important role in an overall waste strategy which aims to reduce the amount of waste produced, recycle as much as possible and put any remaining waste to good use.