Latest news (Energy recovery facilities)

Viridor announces new Chief Executive Officer

Viridor today announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Bradshaw. Kevin Bradshaw succeeds Phil Piddington, who will continue to support Viridor in completing several key projects over the next few months before concluding his transition into non-executive management.

19/11/2020

GRREC Health & Safety initiative provides welcome boost to Glasgow charities

Viridor’s Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) has made a cash donation of almost £4,800 to both Beatson Cancer Charity and Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids following a staff fundraising initiative.

25/11/2020

Viridor and Vattenfall collaborate to harness low carbon heat for UK cities

Two leading energy providers have come together to help reduce emissions from heating in UK homes and other buildings, which are currently responsible for around 37%1 of the UK’s carbon emissions.

10/11/2020

Beddington Farmlands habitat creation continues

Viridor’s restoration of the 120-hectare Beddington Farmlands in South London is continuing with the creation of the first phase of the wet grassland habitat, including the start of a seeding programme that has seen over 150kg of seed spread across this first phase ahead of further habitat management.

21/10/2020

Viridor cuts road miles to offer local energy recovery solution to Warrington

Viridor and Warrington Borough Council have agreed a new 52,000 tonnes a year non-recyclable household waste contract supported by the company’s Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) with an emphasis on a local solution to reduce road miles.

05/10/2020

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