Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre (RRC)
Construction of the £252 million Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) in Avonmouth began in Summer 2017. Once operational the centre will use safe, environmentally sustainable and reliable technology to divert 320,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste away from landfill. The ERF will also generate up to 282GWh of electricity which will power the facility itself and export enough energy to power the equivalent of 77,280 homes.
Construction is expected to take around 36 months to complete and during this time there will be a range of benefits for the local community and economy.
Viridor is committed to working with communities around Avonmouth and delivering further benefits to the surrounding area.
We will be looking to appoint around 48 permanent members of staff when the facility is operational. If the job title is highlighted there is more information available online, for all other recruitment enquiries, please contact Sophie Dilworth at Viridor by email.
During the construction period, we will keep the local community updated through a regular Community Liaison Group and newsletters.
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How does an Resource Recovery Centre work?
The process sees treated, non-recyclable waste exposed to high temperatures under highly-controlled conditions. The energy released is then captured, turned into electricity and fed into the National Grid.
What is a Resource Recovery Centre?
After reducing, reusing and recycling as much as possible, a Resouce Recovery Centre (RRC) or Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) efficiently recover energy from residual waste; which means sending waste to landfill will become the absolute last resort. Watch our video.
I hear you have a Community Liaison Group. Can I come along?
The Community Liaison Group will be attended by a range of community representatives. If you represent a local group or community close to the site then please email: email@example.com
How long will the Resource Recovery Centre take to build?
The facility is due to be completed in 2020.