Bargeddie collections

Viridor Bargeddie is one of the most sophisticated advanced recycling hubs in the UK, and utilises the latest technology.

Viridor Bargeddie is the main processing plant for North and South Lanarkshire councils. Various site developments have taken place over the past few years. Along with building the Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the hub is currently in the process of getting a new Mechanical Pre-Treatment Plant (MPT) plant structure. 

Viridor Bargeddie is one of the most sophisticated advanced recycling hubs in the UK, and utilizes the latest technology. Viridor Bargeddie is the main processing plant for North and South Lanarkshire councils. Various site developments taken place over the past few years when the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) was built and the hub is currently in the process of getting a new Mechanical Pre-Treatment Plant (MPT) plant structure.
Viridor Bargeddie Materials Recovery Facilities:
  • Internal shipping and haulage team dedicated to ensuring waste received into site is sold within the turnaround period.
  • Our customers have 24-hour access to the site where required.
  • Detailed analysis and reporting offered to customers where required.
  • All exports are compliant, ensuring you are never at risk of breaching environmental regulations.
  • We train our staff internally and ensure there are succession plans for all employees for career progression.

For new sales enquiries call: 0141 781 9151

For existing customers call: 0141 781 9151


Collections Business Manager: Michael Connolly

Production Manager: Iain Hogg

Closed on: Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Opening Hours: MRF – Mon-Fri 24 hours. Transfer Station: Mon-Fri: 07:00 18:00. Logistics - Mon-Fri 24 hours.

Address: Langmuir Way, Bargeddie, G69 7RW.

65 Staff
Our team
50 KTa
Annual tonnage
50 KTa
Annual output

Services provided:

Kerbside collections

  • Kerbside sort (mixed bottles, mixed plastics)
  • Single stream co-mingled
  • Two stream co-mingled (plastics, cans and glass)
  • Mixed plastics
  • Cans
  • Glass
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
  • Organics
  • Liquid
  • Special waste

MRF/Transfer stations outputs

  • Mixed bottles 
  • Mixed plastics

Viridor supports the kids of Bargeddie

Viridor supported the schools local to the Bargeddie advanced recycling hub at their annual parent council community fun day.

St Kevin’s and Bargeddie Primary Schools hold the event each year to raise funds for the schools and Viridor took on the role of the main sponsor.

With hundreds attending the joint-campus community event, Viridor brought a series of recycling vehicles, with staff talking to the crowds about recycling and road safety. Through competitions, cab rides and visual demonstrations, tots and teenagers alike learned about why placing the right stuff in the right bin is so important.

Commenting on the event, Viridor Bargeddie Collections Business Manager, John Templeton said: “Viridor has supported the event for a number of years now and it is always a great fun day out for all the community to enjoy.”

Viridor Bargeddie also supports Radio Clyde Mission Xmas and the ASN Theatre School every year through sponsoring and supporting them on fundraising events.

Environmental Improvements

We're preparing a number of environmental improvements to our Bargeddie recycling hub, a facility that is contributing to Scotland’s ambition to deliver a zero waste, circular economy.

The history of the site has been one of investment. An £11 million clean Materials Recycling Facility (cMRF) opened in 2009 and the next step for the site will see the development of a state of the art, £25 million, fully enclosed residual Materials Recycling Facility (rMRF). This will collate, mechanically treat and store waste for onward thermal treatment at Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) which is currently under construction near Dunbar in East Lothian.

With planning permission for this development approved by North Lanarkshire Council in 2015, Viridor has been working with partners on final design refinements. In the process, we’ve listened to the local community through the Bargeddie Community Liaison Group and we are now preparing to make a number of environmental improvements to the existing site infrastructure.

Working with the Bargeddie Community Liaison Group, we’re bringing forward proposals for final design refinements, environmental enhancements to the existing site and plans for an integrated office and visitor hub for local schools.

What is changing?

New residual Materials Recycling Facility (rMRF)

• Incorporate design improvements including revised building dimensions and bunding to improve environmental amenity.

• Allow for easier entry and exit to the site and reduce traffic congestion.

• Add additional environmental control measures when compared to the original consented facility.

Existing clean Materials Recycling Facility (cMRF)

• Reconfiguration of the internal and external layout of the facility.

• Installation of fast shutting roller doors to improve environmental amenity.

• Re-configuration and enhancement of the existing landscaping bund.

Office and visitor hub

A two-storey integrated office and visitor hub for local schools will be built. This will provide for the welfare of staff on site as well as act as provide a space for visitors to learn about the site and Scotland’s wider waste management and recycling priorities.

Transport depot relocation

In addition to the MRFs, the Bargeddie site also currently functions as a transport depot for a fleet of 38 waste management vehicles. The proposals outlined above will necessitate the relocation of this fleet. This necessary relocation will mean a resultant decrease in traffic congestion around the site, particularly in the busy morning and evening periods.

For more information, please contact Viridor Community Relations on 0141 301 1212.