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Viridor Wins Dacorum Borough council contract

Posted 27 Aug 2014

Viridor is pleased to announce it has been awarded the contract to process and sell dry recyclate materials for Dacorum Borough Council. Beginning in November 2014, the contract will run for three-years with the option of a further two-year extension at the discretion of the parties involved. Dacorum Borough ...

£1,000 boost for Sue Ryder in Peterborough

Posted 21 Aug 2014

Viridor and its construction partners – B&W Volund, Interserve and Fichtner - are working to the highest standards to complete the construction of the Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility (ERF). Today they celebrated achieving 100,000 man hours – equivalent to nearly 11.5 years – without time lost ...

Compost is 'revived' at Southport Flower Show

Posted 18 Aug 2014

Viridor’s Revive multi-purpose peat-free compost, made from household food and garden waste, was exhibited at Southport Flower Show, last week (14-17 August). The compost was also used by the North West Counties Allotment Society at the event, which is the UK’s largest independent flower show. Viridor...

Power generation begins at Ardley ERF

Posted 14 Aug 2014

Viridor is delighted to confirm that its Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) has successfully synchronised with the National Grid. This significant advance in the commissioning process is one of the final steps to be put in place before the site becomes fully operational later this year. Ardley ERF, in Oxfo...

GRREC waste project marks landmark 250 jobs

Posted 13 Aug 2014

The state of the art Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) site marked an important milestone today (Tuesday 12 August) with 250 workers employed on its construction. Included in the 250 people helping to build one of Europe’s most advanced waste management facilities are a host of locally e...

Education initiatives underway at Trident Park

Posted 12 Aug 2014

Viridor is investing £223 million in developing Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility and has always been committed to putting education right at the heart of that. This week, local Port Talbot company, Blackbox AV, was appointed to deliver the new visitor and education centre that will enable children and ...

Grate progress at Peterborough ERF

Posted 8 Aug 2014

Viridor and Babcock & Wilcox Volund (BW Volund) hosted a celebration event on Wednesday 6th August to recognise the installation of the new DynaGrate® at the Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility (ERF). The event was attended by members of Viridor, Interserve, BW Volund, Fichtner and members of Peterboro...

Dunbar: Scotland's first zero waste town

Posted 7 Aug 2014

Scotland's leading resource and renewable energy partner Viridor today welcomed the announcement of Dunbar, East Lothian as Scotland's first zero waste town. The company, which works with 96% of Scottish local authroities and which is investing £500m in next generation zero waste green infrastructure, includ...

Viridor helps Festival 2014 go green

Posted 2 Aug 2014

While Scotland’s athletes are going for gold, visitors to the Festival 2014 events running alongside the Commonwealth Games are going green, with help from Viridor volunteer recycling ambassadors. Viridor staff have worked in partnership with Festival 2014 organisers to help the huge crowds flocking to site...

Revive compost features at Dig the City in Manchester

Posted 1 Aug 2014

Revive peat free multi-purpose compost made from Greater Manchester's household food and garden waste will be used at this year’s Dig the City Urban Gardening Festival in Manchester city centre from 2-10 August. Recycle for Greater Manchester and Viridor are sponsoring the 30 edible ‘grow your own’ pl...