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Government figures show slow progress

Posted 25 Sep 2014

Viridor today commented on the release of waste statistics for the UK. Dan Cooke, Director of External Affairs, Viridor, said: “Defra’s figures published today confirm that we are still not making the progress required of us and it remains touch and go as to whether the UK will meet the EU’s basic recyc...

Café Viridor at RWM is a great success

Posted 19 Sep 2014

RWM 2014, the leading industry event for the sustainable waste and resource management sector, has now come to a close and Viridor once again had a big presence at the show with over 70 Viridor staff in attendance across three days. Café Viridor was constantly busy, building our profile and generating networ...

RWM: Policy needs to address global trends

Posted 17 Sep 2014

Herman van der Meij , Managing Director at Viridor resource management writes exclusively for the RWM edition of MRW on a need for policy that works. “What was it like in the olden days” my daughter asked as she sat on the sofa devouring a generous slice of sponge cake and drinking lemonade. “They were ...

Scottish referendum comment

Posted 16 Sep 2014

The Scottish Government is hosting a referendum on Scotland’s constitutional future on Thursday 18th September. The referendum will ask registered Scottish voters “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Mr. Ian McAulay, Chief Executive of Viridor, stated: “Scotland’s constitutional future is a ...

Update Press Statement: Trigon landfill

Posted 2 Sep 2014

Updated 18.00 3 September 2014 Viridor confirms that the fire at the Trigon Landfill is now out and the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service are in the process of leaving the site. Dan Cooke, Director of External Affairs for Viridor, said; “We would like to thank the Dorset Fire and Rescue team and our Viridor co...

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...