2016 news (Landfill)

Dunbar charity boost for safe working hours milestone

One of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, has reached a major health and safety milestone in the delivery of its new £177m Energy Recover Facility (ERF), currently under construction at Dunbar in East Lothian.

18/10/2016

Viridor wins ten year plan for South Lanarkshire residual waste

Post-recycling black bag waste from South Lanarkshire Council is set to be transformed in a new partnership with recycling and waste management company Viridor.

07/09/2016

Invest in right stuff, right bin to cut contamination

Viridor has today called on Defra and English local councils to review ‘waste’ management models and to invest in educating consumers everywhere about why cutting waste contamination matters. The call came following a BBC freedom of information request, which showed the amount of household rubbish being rejected for recycling in...

23/08/2016

Coffee Cups and Red Herrings?

Recyclable coffee cups and reduced packaging are a good start but more must be done to bridge the gap between producers and recyclers.

29/07/2016

Ealing the latest London borough transforming waste with Viridor

Ealing Council is the latest in a string of the capital’s council’s who have chosen to boost their recycling with Viridor. The move will see the council move to a simpler, consumer friendly ‘commingled’ recycling system allowing residents to recycle more in one blue bin, whilst allowing advanced technology to do the rest. The...

31/05/2016

Moving into restoration Calne landfill finishes with waste

Calne landfill site in Wiltshire, last week (15 April) accepted it’s last load of waste. The site has offered a safe and essential waste disposal service since 1992, and has taken over 5 million tonnes of residual waste from the surrounding area. As Leading UK recycling and renewable energy company Viridor made the next step in it’s...

22/04/2016

Reaping the rewards of restoration at Dimmer

Following on from the recent success of achieving the Wildlife Trust’s Biodiversity Benchmark at the Wootton Landfill site in Northamptonshire, Viridor were once again congratulated by the accreditors for the restoration and land management work at the Dimmer Landfill site in Somerset.

21/04/2016

Viridor’s Peterborough ERF shortlisted for National Recycling Awards

Viridor’s newest Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), the recently opened £72m Fengate facility, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The state-of-the-art plant is one of the most efficient in the UK and will reduce the amount of carbon the city produces by 10,000 tonnes per year, making a significant contribution to a...

04/04/2016

Developing a haven for wildlife in Wootton

Leading recycling and renewable energy company Viridor has successful attained the Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark at the Wootton landfill site, Northamptonshire, symbolising the commitment to restoring and enhancing the natural environment once operations cease at their nationwide portfolio of landfill sites. The...

30/03/2016

Scottish businesses urged to recycle food waste

Food businesses in Scottish towns urged to recycle more as part of new regulations. Businesses which generate more than 5kg of food waste per week are now required by law to have it collected separately for recycling. Changes to the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 came into force on 1 January, replacing a previous requirement with...

19/01/2016

End of an era as Heathfield landfill site closes its gates after 35 years

Viridor’s Heathfield landfill site, near Newton Abbot, South Devon, received its very last delivery of waste for safe disposal on 15 January. The site has been operational and providing safe and essential disposal services for Devon’s local authorities and businesses since 1980. Over its 35 year lifetime the site received over 8...

18/01/2016

New energy plant helping Peterborough towards its zero waste ambitions

Peterborough’s state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) has been completed and is now operational on the city’s Fengate industrial estate. The plant will be operated by leading UK recycling and renewable energy company, Viridor, and forms part of the UK’s largest network of landfill diversion and energy recovery facilities.

18/01/2016