Jessup announce that they have sold an eleven acre site to Staffordshire County Council to facilitate the building of a new Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at Four Ashes Wolverhampton. This new facility represents the most significant environmental enterprise in the County in recent years.
The plant will generate energy in the form of electricity, producing enough power to serve some 20,000 residential properties.
Staffordshire County Council are having to cope with a growing mountain of household waste, currently 600,000 tonnes per year of which some 210,000 tonnes goes to landfill. The idea of this new plant is to move towards zero waste to landfill, utilising the waste for energy generation. This move is essential as landfill takes up valuable space in the countryside, it creates pollution, contributes to climate change and is going to become the most expensive disposal option in the future, putting continuing pressure on the council tax.
In making this site available Jessup are helping the long-term environmental aims of Staffordshire County Council with a clean high tech solution to the ever-growing problem of household waste.