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Commodity market cappuccino

Posted 13 Apr 2015

In the latest of his though leader column’s for the UK resource sector’s leading journal, MRW, Director of Viridor Resource Management Herman Van Der Meij looks at commodity market cappuccino. It’s a frosty Saturday morning in Amsterdam at the Museumplein.  With the stunning Rijksmuseum as a backdrop, ...

Sue Ryder gets £1,000 boost from Peterborough

Posted 13 Apr 2015

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). In April they celebrated achieving 300,000 man hours – equivalent to over 34 years – without time lost t...

Viridor landfill closures confirmed

Posted 10 Apr 2015

Viridor is proud to announce that after 35 years of service its Ardley landfill site in Oxfordshire will no longer be taking non-hazardous waste. The Ardley landfill has seen several interesting events in its lifetime, most significantly the discovery of dinosaur footprints. The tracks have been carefully cov...

Lanarkshire school's hat-trick

Posted 27 Mar 2015

A Lanarkshire school has scored a hat-trick in a Viridor sponsored eco award and will again represent the region at the ntional final in the Scottish Parliament. Calderglen High School, East Kilbride, were selected by judges to win the Lanarkshire heat of the company’s GO4SET science, technology, engineerin...

Shadow Energy Minister Glasgow Visit

Posted 26 Mar 2015

UK Shadow Energy Minister, Tom Greatrex MP this week praised an innovative recycling and renewable energy partnership between Viridor and Glasgow City Council.  Mr Greatrex joined Viridor Capital Projects and Engineering Director, Alan Cumming, and Scottish Regional Manager, Steven Don, on a tour of the £15...

Archbishops Palace restoration

Posted 25 Mar 2015

Viridor is proud to announce their donation of 30 tonnes of Revive® Soil Conditioner Compost to Kent Garden’s Trust to enable the Archbishops Palace Gardens to be transformed. Kent Gardens Trust tends the Apothecary's Garden which is open to the public between May and August. The garden refurbishment is ta...

Pennon Group announce new Chair

Posted 20 Mar 2015

Pennon Group, parent company of Viridor and South West Water, has announced that Ken Harvey, who has served as Chairman since March 1997, has decided to retire from the Board on 31 July 2015 following the Company's 2015 AGM. He will be succeeded by Sir John Parker who, with effect from 1 April 2015, will i...

Budget crack down on waste criminals

Posted 18 Mar 2015

Viridor today (18th March 2015) welcomed the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to crack down on waste criminals whilst noting the missed opportunity to support an industry at a critical point of inflection. Dan Cooke, Director of External Affairs, Viridor, said: “Europe has thrown away old thi...

Health and Safety progress for cyclists

Posted 17 Mar 2015

Viridor is proud to announce that its commercial fleet in the London area has been fitted with advanced safety technology as part of their commitment to road safety. Over fifty rigid vehicles from the Canning Town and Iver South depots have been fitted with a number of special features which have been designe...

New regional director appointed

Posted 17 Mar 2015

Viridor is pleased to confirm the appointment of Derek Edwards as South East Regional Director (Recycling and Resources Division) who will be based at the company’s Materials Recycling Facility in Crayford, Kent. This appointment reflects the company’s ambitious growth strategy of building on its current ...