Latest news (Landfill)

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 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

Viridor helps to change perceptions of landfill with BBC Four

Viridor, one of the UK’s biggest recycling and waste management companies, is to be featured in a new documentary on BBC Four charting the history of landfill and exploring how modern-day landfill sites operate.

17/08/2018

New Viridor bins help Edinburgh businesses challenge staff to recycle more

Viridor is introducing a new bin designed to help Edinburgh businesses drive up their recycling rates along with a new Viridor “V” bin locking mechanism.

16/08/2018

Viridor set to collect an extra 500 tonnes of glass during Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Scotland leading recycling company, Viridor, will collect an extra 500 tonnes of glass during Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, which starts next week when the population of Scotland’s capital city doubles from 500,000 to one million.

26/07/2018

Another opportunity to explore the Beddington Farmlands – June open day

Viridor is offering another opportunity to visit the 120-hectare Beddington Farmlands on 14 June with the landfill team hosting an open day for members of the community. The event follows successful open days in 2016 and 2017 and will include a walk across the wet grassland habitats which are currently under construction.

13/06/2018

Viridor issues gas canister appeal ahead of barbecue season

As the UK gets ready to dust off its barbecues in the hope of sunny weather, Viridor is writing to the more than 200 local authority sites it services across the UK reminding them of the dangers gas canisters present.

03/05/2018

Viridor brings recycling to life for pre-schoolers on Cbeebies

Viridor’s recycling facility in Newhouse is featured on an episode of ‘Down of the Farm’, a programme on CBeebies which teaches pre-schoolers about where their food comes from, but also about how to care for the environment and its inhabitants in different seasons.

27/02/2018

Viridor signs five-year contract with University of Plymouth

Viridor has signed a five-year contract with one the South West’s leading educational and research institutions – the University of Plymouth – to manage its hazardous and non-hazardous waste across all university campuses in Devon.

09/02/2018

Beddington’s latest habitat creation now underway

Work is now underway at the 120Ha Beddington Farmlands, Sutton, to create a new wet grassland habitat as part of the ongoing restoration management programme for the landfill site. Earlier in the year infrastructure to support this habitat was installed and now excavation work is taking place to dig down to the water table before...

15/12/2017