World of Books and Viridor clean up at National Recycling Awards

World of Books and its recycling partnership with Viridor fought off strong competition to be named ‘Retail/Service Sector Recycler of the Year’ at the National Recycling Awards on 6 July. Kyran Bracken, England rugby legend and Strictly Come Dancing winner hosted this year’s awards.

19/07/2016

Ardley ERF inspires more minds in Oxfordshire

In late June, Viridor welcomed nine school students from the nearby Bicester School to the Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) to participate in the Facility’s first Work Experience Week offering students the chance to gain invaluable employability skills along with showcasing the real world applications and the reasons for...

04/07/2016

Kent County Council confirms Viridor as recycling partner

Viridor is set to continue its partnership with Kent County Council by processing and selling dry kerbside recycling collected from households across West and Mid-Kent.  The contract will officially commence in July and will run for two years, with the option of a further two year extension.

27/06/2016

Beddington ERF rewards local hospice with safe working

St Raphaels Hospice in Sutton has received a donation of £1,000 thanks to safe working practices at the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) construction site.

20/06/2016

Glasgow schools celebrate science and engineering challenge

The brightest and best budding scientists and engineers from secondary schools across Scotland’s largest city met in Glasgow City Chambers recently to contest the city final of one of the UK’s largest STEM education competitions, GO4SET sponsored by Viridor.

10/06/2016

Fun in the sun at Bargeddie summer fun day

Staff from Viridor’s £11m Bargeddie material recycling hub had fun in the sun this weekend as six colleagues joined pupils, parents and grandparents at the annual St. Kevin’s and Bargeddie Primary Schools summer fun day.

05/06/2016

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

Trident Park inspires learning outside the classroom in Cardiff

Every day the Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility transforms non-recycled waste from nine local councils into vital renewable energy and part of the facility is dedicated to welcoming the local community and school children from across South Wales to learn about how unwanted waste can become a resource and now over 2000 people have...

29/05/2016

Stewart Jackson MP energised by apprentice opportunities at Peterborough ERF

Last week, Member of Parliament for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson took the opportunity to visit the Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility to understand how the City’s household waste is transformed into vital renewable energy, enough to power 15,000 households. During the visit Stewart met with Ian Smith, Director of the ERF fleet...

24/05/2016

Financial Times: US study during 9/11 changed CEO Ian McAulay’s perspective

Viridor Chief Executive, Ian McAulay, talks to the Financial Times about Glasgow, Harvard, studying in the US during 9/11 and how he’s transforming the business.

23/05/2016

25 year waste transformation in first shared services contract for Scottish councils

Post-recycling black bag waste from five Scottish local authorities is set to be transformed in a partnership, the first of its kind in Scotland, with recycling and waste management company Viridor.

19/05/2016

Viridor offers young engineers a glimpse into the future at Beddington

A delegation of American engineering students were welcomed to the £205m Energy Recovery Facility on Beddington Lane, Sutton to understand how learning about engineering at school and university can offer real job opportunities in South London.

16/05/2016