Construction of the £252million 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 32MW of electricity which will power the facility itself and export enough energy to power around 44,000 homes.
Work has already started with foundation piling taking place, once this is complete parts of the building structure will start to arrive. 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. This includes the opportunity for local businesses to come and find out how they can be involved in the project. There are local contractors and suppliers working at the Avonmouth RRC and if you would like more information about how you can get involved, please contact us.
Viridor is committed to working with communities around Avonmouth and delivering further benefits to the surrounding area. During construction we will keep the local community updated through a regular Community Liaison Group and newsletters.