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Green light for £177 million East Lothian ERF

Posted 28 Nov 2014

Scotland’s ambitions to be a zero waste nation were boosted today (28th November) as Viridor announced final approval for a £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) at its existing rail linked Oxwellmains waste treatment hub in East Lothian, Scotland. Part of a £1.5bn UK investment programme in ‘next genera...

Pennon Group Half Year Results Announced

Posted 28 Nov 2014

Viridor's parent company, Pennon Group has announced its unaudited results for the half year ended 30 September 2014. A presentation for City audiences will be held today, Friday, 28 November 2014, at 09:00am at Haberdashers’ Hall, 18 West Smithfield, London, EC1. A live audio webcast of the results present...

Manchester drivers play santa for Mission Christmas

Posted 27 Nov 2014

Viridor’s Trafford Park depot will again be working in partnership with Manchester’s Key 103 radio station as part of their Mission Christmas campaign this year. As well as encouraging our own employees to donate to the campaign, we will be making the most of our considerable vehicle fleet in Greater Manc...

Scottish waste crime crackdown

Posted 26 Nov 2014

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling, resources and waste management partner, today (26th November 2014) backed Scottish Government action to tackle waste crime. Speaking at the first Environmental Crime Task Force conference in Edinburgh, Mr. Colin Paterson, Scottish Regional Managing Director, Viridor, s...

Reuse Shop celebrates one-year success

Posted 19 Nov 2014

The Reuse Shop at Viridor’s Priorswood Recycling Centre, Taunton, Somerset is celebrating a year of growing success. Launched on 14 November 2013 and open seven days a week 8am-4pm, the Reuse Shop sells items that would otherwise be put into the HWRC skips going for recycling or landfill. In all, 119 tonnes...

Time to step up to resource agenda

Posted 18 Nov 2014

Viridor today (18th November 2014) commented on DEFRA’s publication of statistics on waste management by local authorities in England. The firm is currently investing over £1bn in ‘next generation’ recycling and energy recovery infrastructure to help its local authority and business customers translate...

Lakeside EFW wins Solar Installation Award

Posted 14 Nov 2014

Technology partners BELECTRIC UK help deliver award-winning Solar PV roof-top installation  Viridor is pleased to announce that the Lakeside Energy from Waste facility in Berkshire has won the ‘Commercial Rooftop Installation’ Award at the Solar UK Industry Awards 2014.  Lakeside Energy from Waste is a ...

Director of Sales and Marketing Appointed

Posted 11 Nov 2014

Viridor is pleased to confirm the appointment of Tracy Burtwell as Director of Sales & Marketing, a strategic position in the business. This new position reflects Viridor’s ambitious growth strategy, building on its current £1.5billion investment programme in recycling and energy recovery infrastructur...

Rochester Plastics Recycling Facility Opens

Posted 6 Nov 2014

Viridor was delighted to welcome The Mayor of Medway Councillor Barry Kemp to their new state-of-the-art Plastics Recycling Facility (PRF) in Rochester today. The £12.5 million facility will help local councils and businesses to recycle more of their plastic ‘waste’ into quality raw materials for industr...

North Lanarkshire recycling contract win

Posted 5 Nov 2014

Viridor confirmed that it has secured a major contract with North Lanarkshire Council to transform the county’s ‘blue bin’ domestic co-mingled recycling service. The award, to recycle circa 30,000 tonnes per year of plastic, paper, card and cans from 130,000 homes and 250 ‘node points’, will secure ...