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Viridor workers making a difference during Coronavirus lockdown

01st April 2020

Viridor workers across the country have been making a difference to their communities, during the Coronavirus lockdown.

The waste sector has been classed as critical by the UK Government following the outbreak of the pandemic.

Our committed and hard-working teams from Scotland to Cornwall have been collecting and processing waste and materials from households and businesses, including the NHS.

So we wanted to say a huge thank you to our frontline workers and ensure they get the credit they deserve by highlighting some of their efforts such as that of Carl Hadrill, who works for the collections team in Cornwall.

Viridor loaned him a van so he could deliver groceries from his wife's shop to isolated and vulnerable people.


Meanwhile in Norfolk Viridor has delivered more than 30 extra bins free of charge to the NHS East Anglian Ambulance Service to help them cope with the heightened demand for their services.

Pictured below are the East Wretham team of Shaun Walton, James Dean and Tom Sheldrake.

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Other members of our teams across the country continue to carry out their work while adhereing to government rules on social distancing.

Here is a picture of Kristian Fewster, Collections Coordinator, Graham Kempton, Assistant Collections Business Manager and Henri Styles Administration Assistant, all part of the Corby collections team hard at work.

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Driver, Bob Young, Donna Cooper, Logistics Coordinator and Andy De’Ath, Operations Lead are hard at work at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

The nuclear new build is the biggest on-going construction project in Europe and classified as national critical infrastructure, so work continues there even during lockdown.

The Viridor team are supporting the site's efforts with social distancing, and provision of waste facilities. 


Collections Business Manager Carl McDade took this picture of David Sparkes and Mark Cridland - two of the team based at the Runcorn ERF.


And we have also been sent some pictures of the collections team in Bargeddie in action - helping to support local businesses and keep services running as smoothly as possible in tricky circumstances.


The efforts of our workers have not gone unnoticed by our customers - since the lockdown came into force we have received some lovely thank you messages from the likes of Lidl, the NHS and Yeo Valley, among others.

Have we missed out your good news story? Has someone in your team gone above and beyond during lockdown to help a customer?

Let us know by emailing Digital Communications Manager Jon Lewis and we will add to this article.

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