Latest news (Energy recovery facilities)

Funding approved for first phase of Cardiff’s District-Heating Network

A new £26.5m district-heating network, which will use underground pipes to transport heat from an energy recovery facility to businesses and homes in Cardiff, has secured £15m to begin the first phase of works.

14/08/2020

Viridor and councils put one million tonnes of non-recyclable waste to work

One million tonnes of non-recyclable waste diverted from landfill. One million tonnes of non-recyclable waste used to generate enough low carbon energy to power 178,000 homes. £198,659 from Viridor presented to the Prosiect Gwyrdd-Trident Park ERF Community Fund for distribution to local community groups. 18,350 tonnes of metal...

10/08/2020

Ambitious vision for a zero waste Scottish economy unveiled

Scotland must be clear on circular economy investment, Minister tells delegates at Viridor launch event. Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation says clarity on infrastructure investment is part of the Scottish commitment to be a green leader Viridor sets out vision to end Scotland’s export of waste and recycling through new...

16/07/2020

Viridor holds virtual public exhibition on Scottish polymer plant plans

Viridor is to hold a virtual public exhibition starting this week to share its plans to build a polymers reprocessing plant at Dunbar in Scotland with the local community.

23/04/2020

£700m household waste contract begins at Viridor's Bargeddie recycling hub

Viridor’s state-of-the-art residual Materials Recycling Facility (rMRF) at Bargeddie in North Lanarkshire has started to receive waste as part of a 190,000-tonne contract with five Scottish councils, diverting non-recyclable waste from landfill and generating low carbon energy.

15/01/2020

Viridor agrees 40,000-tonne energy recovery contract with phs Group

Viridor has signed a five-year national contract with phs Group in an agreement based on a commitment to providing an energy recovery solution for 40,000 tonnes of non-recyclable material across the UK annually.

07/01/2020

Work-ready: Life after uni on Viridor’s graduate scheme

Viridor today welcomed a fresh intake of candidates for its 2020 Graduate Programme, with the aim of attracting and developing new talent in the waste management and green energy industry.

07/10/2019

Viridor and Grundon Waste Management announce new energy recovery facility (ERF) in West Sussex

The joint venture in Ford, West Sussex, will be constructed at Grundon owned Ford Circular Technology Park, adjacent to Viridor’s existing Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).

27/09/2019

Glasgow enters new recycling era with official opening of city waste and renewable energy hub

The Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) at Polmadie on the south side of Glasgow has been officially opened by Susan Aitken, the leader of Glasgow City Council.

20/08/2019

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

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