Newhaven ERF

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Coordinates: 50°47′46″N 0°03′22″E / 50.796°N 0.056°E / 50.796; 0.056

Newhaven ERF

The Newhaven ERF is an incinerator for the treatment of up to 210,000 tonnes per annum of East Sussex's municipal solid waste. The facility, built by Veolia Environmental Services, was approved by planners at the Conservative-controlled East Sussex County Council.[1][2]

The facility treats household waste that cannot be reused, composted or recycled and generates electricity from it. The electricity produced is sold to the National Grid and is enough to supply 25,000 homes.


Construction of the facility began in April 2008 and was completed in late 2011.[3] The facility became operational in 2012. Construction of a new facility in Lewes is expected once Newhaven town council has approved the plans.