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Trident Park achieves safety milestone

Posted 27 Oct 2014

Viridor and its construction partners Lagan Construction and CNIM are celebrating the achievement of working one million man hours without a lost time accident (LTA) during the construction of the Energy Recovery Facility at Trident Park, Cardiff.  600+ employees were working on the site at the peak of const...

Scottish Resources Conference

Posted 24 Oct 2014

As Scotland’s resources and renewable energy leader, Viridor is giving the world’s resources new life. Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor works with 96 of Scottish local authorities, public bodies and leading Scottish businesses such as RBS, Scottish Power and Coca-Cola Enterprises. In addition to...

Backing Commons Cttee call for DEFRA action

Posted 22 Oct 2014

TIME TO TRANSFORM WASTE POLICYVIRIDOR BACKS COMMONS COMMITTEE CALLS FOR DEFRA ACTION Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies, today (Wed. 22nd October 2014) backed a House of Commons select committee calls to transform waste policy if the UK is to avoid mi...

Colin Drummond OBE to retire from Viridor

Posted 16 Oct 2014

Viridor announces that its Chairman, Colin Drummond, will be retiring in the New Year. Colin was Chief Executive of Viridor for twenty years until September 2013 and laid the foundation of its current strategy of developing its network of energy recovery facilities, working alongside its leading recycling ser...

Exeter Energy Recovery Facility Officially Opened

Posted 16 Oct 2014

Viridor’s new Energy Recovery Facility in Exeter was officially opened today (Thursday 16 October) with a series of celebrations. The Chairman of Devon County Council, George Gribble formally opened the Facility with a gathering of delegates from Viridor, Devon County Council, construction and initial opera...

Manchester Bin Men form Secret Street Crew

Posted 9 Oct 2014

It is seen as one of Britain’s less glamorous jobs, but Viridor’s ‘bin men’ are trying to change the negative stereotypes and show another side to the magic 'bin fairies’ that take away your waste. On Sunday at 6pm, five of Manchester’s finest ‘bin men’ will feature on Sky 1’s Ashley Banjo...

Key executive appointments

Posted 7 Oct 2014

Viridor is pleased to confirm the appointment of two new executive directors, filling strategic positions in the organisation. Paul Ringham joins Viridor as Commercial Director and Phillip Piddington joins as Chief Operating Officer – Energy.  Both are new positions reflecting Viridor’s ambitious growth ...

CEO is the Friday Boss on BBC Radio 4

Posted 2 Oct 2014

Our Chief Executive Ian McAulay will be talking live from the Institute of Directors' Annual Convention at the Albert Hall in London on radio 4's The Today Programme tomorrow morning (3 October). From 6am, Ian will be giving his views on current affairs, the state of the economy as well as on key subjects aff...

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...