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Energy Recovery Facility

​Energy from waste

Household and commercial rubbish that has not been separated for recycling is delivered to the Energy Recovery Facility at La Collette for processing. This forms part of the island's solid waste strategy which delivers a partnership between local energy recovery and recycling.

Solid Waste Strategy

How does the facility work?

In basic terms, an Energy Recovery Facility burns rubbish and uses the heat from the fire to generate steam. This steam is then used to drive a turbine which generates electricity which is sold to the Jersey Electricity Company (JEC).

Monitoring the facility

The Planning and Environment Department granted a Waste Management Licence on 15 December 2010 to the plant operator, the Department for Infrastructure. This brings the operation of the facility under the regulatory control of the Waste Management (Jersey) Law 2005, for which the Planning and Environment Department is the regulator. The facility is constantly monitored to ensure it operates in accordance with the licence and EU air quality standards.

Waste Management Licence

2018 La Collette Energy Recovery Facility emissions

​Hydrogen Chloride

Sulphur Dioxide

​Nitrous Oxide​​Carbon Monoxide​Particulates​​​Volatile Organic Compound
​ ​ ​ ​ ​Expressed as a percentage of the maximum 30 minute limit ​
​January13.36%7.25%46.13%9.76%​1.35%​7.90%​
​February14.28%​7.82%​46.37%​9.12%​2.42%​5.79%​
​March14.33%​7.45%​46.48%​8.96%​2.84%​7.82%​
​April14.26%​7.93%​46.90%​9.56%​2.17%​6.78%​
​May13.90%​7.23%​46.02%​8.88%​2.21%​2.19%​
​June14.27%​5.15%​46.50%​9.17%​2.06%​4.68%​
​July13.72%​6.18%​46.88%​7.19%​1.65%​6.31%​
​August13.95%​6.57%​45.06%​7.17%​2.34%​6.50%​
​September14.07%​5.56%​46.52%​7.73%​2.38%​4.67%​
​October14.26%​8.06%​46.56%​8.82%​2.44%​2.20%​

2017 La Collette Energy Recovery Facility emissions

​Hydrogen Chloride

Sulphur Dioxide

​Nitrous Oxide​​Carbon Monoxide​Particulates​​​Volatile Organic Compound
​ ​ ​ ​ ​Expressed as a percentage of the maximum 30 minute limit ​
​January​13.73%14.69%​45.99%​12.27%​0.87%​3.03%​
​February13.42%​12.99%​42.22%​9.54%​0.86%​5.14%​
​March15.20%​15.38%​43.52%​13.66%​0.92%​6.72%​
​April12.83%​​10.65%44.54%​7.88%​1%​​5.33%
​May13.37%​11.11%​46.31%​8.24%​1.04%​5.44%​
​June​14.21%8.27%​46.79%​9.24%​1.16%​4.83%​
​July​14.36%​8.71%​45.37%​9.65%1.28%​5.33%​
​August14.21%​8.00%​46.44%​7.48%​1.21%​5.97%​
​September13.90%​6.14%​46.26%​8.14%​1.14%​6.73%​
​October13.91%​6.15%​45.99%​10.07%​1.10%​8.09%​
​November13.93%​5.03%​46.18%​9.04%​1.10%​11.45%​
​December13.09%​9.39%​45.72%​9.81%​1.32%​10.45%​

2016 La Collette Energy Recovery Facility emissions

​Hydrogen Chloride​Sulphur Dioxide​Nitrous Oxide​Carbon Monoxide​Particulates ​Volatile Organic Compound
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Expressed as a percentage of the maximum 30 minute limit
​January​14.12%​11.89%​46.78%​13.41%​1.07%​4.02%
​February​13.36%​13.55%​46.51%​15.50%​1.19%​3.08%
​March​13.58%​11.86%​46.21%​7.46%​1.52%​2.15%
​April13.19%​15.42%​45.27%​9.53%​2.00%​​2.66%
​May11.01%​​13.46%​44.99%​15.55%​1.20%​3.44%
​June13.91%​11.59%​46.82%​14.13%​0.77%​0.56%​
​July13.58%​10.48%​46.74%​13.79%​0.80%​1.51%​
​August13.26%​8.77%​46.34%​8.19%​0.87%​0.68%​
​September13.44%​​9.49%​49.69%​10.71%​0.87%​0.65%
​October13.86%​10.82%​47.24%​​10.34%​0.87%​0.26%
​November14.96%​12.24%​47.28%​16.91%​0.89%​0.04%​
​December6.91%​16.19%​43.41%​11.14%​0.89%​0.51%​

Energy Recovery Facility emissions 2012 to 2015

Energy Recovery Facility emissions 2012 

Energy Recovery Facility emissions 2013

Energy Recovery Facility emissions 2014

Energy Recovery Facility emissions 2015

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