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Exeter ERF to supply heat to new carbon emission-reducing heat network

Viridor is supporting plans for a new carbon emission-reducing, energy efficient district heating network which will support efforts to tackle climate change by cutting emissions from a new housing development by up to 70 per cent.

12/02/2021

Viridor announces new Chief Executive Officer

Viridor today announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Bradshaw. Kevin Bradshaw succeeds Phil Piddington, who will continue to support Viridor in completing several key projects over the next few months before concluding his transition into non-executive management.

19/11/2020

Record-breaking January output for Viridor’s biggest materials recycling facility

Viridor’s biggest materials recycling facility, Crayford MRF, processed a record-breaking 34,841 tonnes of dry mixed recycling in January, up 6.8% on January 2020 when the plant’s output was 32,632 tonnes.

09/02/2021

Viridor unveils proposal for new Scottish ERF

Significant landfill diversion, in line with Scottish Government aspirations. Potential to generate enough electricity to power more than half of South Lanarkshire’s homes More than 500 jobs to be created during construction process 55 new, permanent jobs created during operation 46m tonnes of household and similar waste was sent to...

04/02/2021

Viridor and Rochford extend contract to continue focus on quality recycling

Viridor has secured a new 18-month contract with Rochford District Council, enabling the company to continue to work residents to prioritise quality and reap increased recycling rewards. An extension through to autumn 2023 is available for both parties to agree in the future.

01/02/2021

Viridor to work with Carbon Capture and Storage Association in sector first

Viridor has announced that it has become the first in its sector to join the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), emphasising the company’s commitment to pursuing net zero goals.

26/01/2021

Viridor and CNIM announce handover of £252m Avonmouth Energy Recovery Facility site

A major milestone has been achieved in the construction of Viridor’s £252m Avonmouth Energy Recovery Facility, near Bristol, with contractors CNIM officially handing over the site to Viridor in December.

18/01/2021

GRREC Health & Safety initiative provides welcome boost to Glasgow charities

Viridor’s Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) has made a cash donation of almost £4,800 to both Beatson Cancer Charity and Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids following a staff fundraising initiative.

25/11/2020

Viridor and Vattenfall collaborate to harness low carbon heat for UK cities

Two leading energy providers have come together to help reduce emissions from heating in UK homes and other buildings, which are currently responsible for around 37%1 of the UK’s carbon emissions.

10/11/2020

Beddington Farmlands habitat creation continues

Viridor’s restoration of the 120-hectare Beddington Farmlands in South London is continuing with the creation of the first phase of the wet grassland habitat, including the start of a seeding programme that has seen over 150kg of seed spread across this first phase ahead of further habitat management.

21/10/2020

Viridor cuts road miles to offer local energy recovery solution to Warrington

Viridor and Warrington Borough Council have agreed a new 52,000 tonnes a year non-recyclable household waste contract supported by the company’s Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) with an emphasis on a local solution to reduce road miles.

05/10/2020

Viridor and Kent agree £6.2m dry mixed recycling contract renewal

Viridor and Kent County Council have agreed a 12-month extension to their dry mixed recycling contract with the £6.2m renewal of a contract first signed six years ago.

30/09/2020

Make manufacturers pay for recycling, UK says in Viridor-YouGov poll

Consumers want to see a significant shift in who pays for recycling – 64% say producers/manufacturers should pay with 55% saying businesses selling the product should bear the cost. 67% believe taxpayers are currently funding recycling. A growing number find it difficult to understand what is recyclable (plastic wrapping - from...

22/09/2020

Funding approved for first phase of Cardiff’s District-Heating Network

A new £26.5m district-heating network, which will use underground pipes to transport heat from an energy recovery facility to businesses and homes in Cardiff, has secured £15m to begin the first phase of works.

14/08/2020