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Zero Waste Edinburgh & Midlothian

Posted 3 Dec 2014

Viridor today (3 December 2014) commented on the outcome of a residual waste procurement project by the City of Edinburgh Council and Midlothian Councils. Mr. Colin Paterson, Scottish Regional Managing Director at Viridor, said: “We are deeply disappointed not to have been selected to help realise Edinburgh...

Statement : Viridor Enviroscot Ltd

Posted 2 Dec 2014

Viridor today (2nd December 2014) commented on the outcome of a safety breach in the matter of Her Majesty’s Advocate Vs Viridor Enviroscot Ltd. Mr. Mark Burrows-Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Recycling and Resources at Viridor, said: “Viridor takes the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees very ...

Sue Ryder gets £1K for H&S excellence

Posted 1 Dec 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 200,000 man hours – equivalent to nearly 23 years – without time lost to...

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 ...