Energising Swadlincote

Indicative artist’s Impression

Recovery Park

Depot 3 has previously played a part in the UK power industry as it was a former coal transfer station. This new proposal will add an Energy Recovery Facility and an Aggregates Recovery Facility, adjacent to the existing Materials Recovery Facility on the site, offering Derbyshire a comprehensive and sustainable solution for its waste. This private sector investment of upwards of £150 million will create Swadlincote Resource Recovery Park - a hub for post-recycled waste recovery, recycling, reuse and green energy.

The new Energy Recovery Facility will process up to 230,000 tonnes per annum of post-recycled waste,  generating low-carbon electricity to power thousands of homes each year. It can also supply a green source of electricity and heat to businesses on the adjacent Appleby Glade Industrial Estate.

The Proposals

The Benefits

Frequently asked questions

Processing up to


tonnes per annum of
post-recycled waste

Upwards of

150 million

private sector

Comprehensive and


solution for
Derbyshire’s waste

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