2019 news (Environment)

Giving Beddington Landfill new life with roadmap to restoration

Viridor’s Beddington Farmlands landfill site in Sutton, south London, is being transformed into a network of species-rich habitats as it closes its doors to active waste. As a leading UK resource manager, Viridor is committed to responsible environmental stewardship across its UK landfill portfolio.

04/09/2019

Viridor cuts more than 160,000 road miles on busy Cardiff to Bristol route

The UK’s largest recycling, waste management and energy recovery company, Viridor, is cutting its annual road miles by more than 160,000 across the busy route between Cardiff and Bristol, the company has announced.

13/08/2019

The Taunton Toad Trail is hopping your way this summer

It’s your chance to become a detective and join the hunt for all the giant toads featured in the Taunton Toad Trail this summer.

15/07/2019

Glasgow pupils take the reins in horsey tribute to Mary Queen of Scots

School pupils from Glasgow have paid a fitting tribute to Mary Queen of Scots using materials from Viridor's recycling centre.

09/07/2019

From work experience to GRREC Apprentice Mechanical Engineer

This story first appeared on GlasgowLive on 4 July, 2019 "I came to Viridor for work experience when I was 15, in S4 at school. When I first came, the centre was an empty shell, as it it was still being constructed and a lot of the commissioning and testing was in process.

09/07/2019

Ardley landfill bee-comes home to half a million honeybees

Ardley Landfill site, near Bicester, which closed four years ago, will house around half a million honeybees this summer – that’s three bees for every person in Oxford.🐝🐝🐝

25/06/2019

Viridor and Somerset West and Taunton Council celebrate Cricket World Cup

Viridor and Somerset West and Taunton Council are looking to bowl over cricket fans with an eye-catching piece of original artwork which sends a powerful messaging on recycling and sustainability.

04/06/2019

Recycling Seaweed into nutrient-rich fertilizer

Viridor Key Account Manager Lee Gomersall (centre) with Dave Bragg, of Bragg Contracting (left) and Tamar Crossings General Manager David List.  

04/06/2019

Ground-breaking South West project sees Viridor power plastic recycling with non-recyclable waste

The FTSE 250 Pennon Group, parent company of Viridor, the UK’s biggest recycling company, has announced a ground-breaking project which will harness the electricity created from non-recyclable waste at its £252 million energy recovery facility at Avonmouth, near Bristol, to power a new £65 million plastic recycling plant.

30/05/2019

Viridor secures £548,000 grant for pilot project to extract water from landfill leachate

Viridor and a UK water purification company have secured government support for a pilot project to demonstrate how to harness landfill gas energy to extract water from the leachate produced at a Devon landfill site.

13/03/2019

Lithium ion battery warning issued after landfill site fire

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries may have been to blame for setting 300 tonnes of refuse on fire last month.

12/02/2019

Viridor landfill ‘time tunnel’ to be explored in Year of Green Action

A landfill “time tunnel” which explores the history of waste is part of a year-long programme of environmental events planned by Viridor this year.

30/01/2019