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Parkwood Landfill to close to active waste

Posted 18 Jul 2014

Viridor confirms the partial closure of Parkwood landfill site in Sheffield with effect from 1 August 2014. Following this date, the site will no longer accept active waste. In order to complete the restoration of the site in keeping with its proposed revised restoration plan (currently in planning), the site...

Revive debuts at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

Posted 16 Jul 2014

Recycle for Greater Manchester and Viridor are proud to be sponsoring Stockport Allotments as part of the Great British Allotments feature at this year’s Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show at Tatton Park between 23rd and 27th July. Revive multi-purpose peat free compost made from Greater Manchester hou...

Glasgow RREC SEPA permit consultation

Posted 8 Jul 2014

Commenting on SEPA's consultation on its intention to grant an operating permit to GRREC, Steven Don, Scottish Regional Manager for Viridor said “With planning permission secured in 2013, demolition and core foundations complete, work is well underway constructing Viridor and Glasgow City Council’s state-...

R4GM wins national recycling award

Posted 7 Jul 2014

Recycle for Greater Manchester, the partnership between Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) and Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited, picked up the prize for 'Local Authority Innovation' at the National Recycling Awards 2014 for its Right Stuff, Right Bin campaign. Last week, more than 6...

Position on 'TEEP' and Recyclate Quality

Posted 25 Jun 2014

This position statement is designed to provide our clients and partners with an update on recent regulatory amendments transposing the requirements of the European Waste Framework Directive, and on recent guidance regarding recycling collections, ‘TEEP’ and materials recycling quality testing. As one of t...

President of ICE visits Trident Park

Posted 20 Jun 2014

The world relies on civil engineers to help address our needs and shape the world around us, so Viridor was delighted to host the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE),  Mr Geoff French, to its Energy Recovery Facility, Trident Park, Cardiff last week. Viridor also announced that it has emplo...

£100 incentive to recycle during Recycling Week

Posted 16 Jun 2014

Recycling Week (16 – 23 June) is always a great opportunity for everyone to consider what they are doing to reduce and make the best use of their ‘waste’. This year, 31 Viridor Household Waste Recycling Centre sites in Somerset, West Sussex, Monmouthshire and Torfaen are providing even more of an incent...

In circles not through hoops

Posted 12 Jun 2014

'In circles, not through hoops',by Anthony Harrington The Herald Business : 10 June 2014 Getting their business waste sorted or risking swingeing fines has been a real challenge for Scotland’s businesses of late. The new Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012, which came into force on 1 January this year, have b...

Van Der Meij on RDF export

Posted 11 Jun 2014

I’m at the airport, again. Responsible for Viridor’s global materials trading it’s a place I find myself often. This time I’m heading home, making the round trip from England to my wife and daughter in Holland. I’m delayed and with a Starbucks in hand I’m half watching the news and discussion on ...

Energy and Utilities to tackle skills crisis

Posted 10 Jun 2014

ENERGY AND UTILITY INDUSTRIES SET OUT PLAN TO TACKLE SKILLS CRISIS – Government partnership with 90 employers will boost workforce – The Government and employer partnership to strengthen the UK’s energy and utility workforce yesterday (9th June) set out its action plan for the next three years. With a...