The construction of EnviRecover started in May 2014. It was built as part of the Integrated Waste Management Contract with Worcestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council, to deal more effectively with the waste from the two counties, that cannot be recycled or composted.
Time-lapse footage of the whole construction process is available to view here.
EnviRecover was formally opened in May 2017 by HRH the Duke of Gloucester and was granted an Environmental Permit to process up to 200,000 tonnes of residual municipal waste per year.
In 2019, new Planning Permission and Environmental Permit variations were granted and the facility now has a permitted capacity to process up to 230,000 tonnes per year.
EnviRecover produces 135,000 MWh pa of electricity which it supplies to the National Grid. This is enough to power more than 38,500 homes. It has also significantly helped the councils to reduce the amount of solid municipal waste being sent to landfill.