Latest news (Recycling)

Viridor commits to fight against climate crisis by becoming first UK net negative emissions waste company

The waste sector can become a key tool in decarbonising the rest of the economy under new plans announced by Viridor, one of the UK's leading resources and waste management companies. WATCH: Viridor's launch video on our YouTube channel

20/05/2021

£45,000 up for grabs for East Sussex green community projects

Viridor and East Sussex County Council are calling for grant applications for the Viridor in East Sussex Fund, which has £45,000 to donate to community projects.

21/09/2021

Viridor agrees to sell collections business and majority of recycling locations

On 21st May 2021 Viridor has announced the agreement to sell our collections business and a number of recycling assets to Biffa.

21/05/2021

Viridor and HyNet North West to jointly pioneer decarbonisation of the waste industry

HyNet North West is a low carbon energy project at the forefront of the UK’s journey to a net zero future.  

20/05/2021

Viridor and Rock Solid agree five-year 65ktpa IBA contract

Viridor and Rock Solid Processing have agreed a new five-year contract for the processing of 65,000 tonnes per annum of incinerator bottom ash (IBA) from Dunbar ERF, diverting the material from landfill and returning resources to the UK economy.

26/04/2021

Viridor and TOMRA collaborate on Scottish deposit return scheme project

Viridor and TOMRA have formed a partnership which brings extensive recycling expertise and experience together in a bid for the design, build and operation of the Scottish deposit return scheme (DRS) counting and sorting centres.

13/04/2021

Viridor and Clyde Valley Waste Partnership demonstrate waste is a resource and not rubbish

Viridor and the Clyde Valley Waste Partnership successfully divert black bag household waste collections away from landfill, helping not only Scotland meet its landfill diversion target but producing energy direct to the national grid. During the first year of their collaboration 178,000 tonnes has been processed through Viridor’s...

02/03/2021

Record-breaking January output for Viridor’s biggest materials recycling facility

Viridor’s biggest materials recycling facility, Crayford MRF, processed a record-breaking 34,841 tonnes of dry mixed recycling in January, up 6.8% on January 2020 when the plant’s output was 32,632 tonnes.

09/02/2021

Viridor and Rochford extend contract to continue focus on quality recycling

Viridor has secured a new 18-month contract with Rochford District Council, enabling the company to continue to work residents to prioritise quality and reap increased recycling rewards. An extension through to autumn 2023 is available for both parties to agree in the future.

01/02/2021

Viridor to work with Carbon Capture and Storage Association in sector first

Viridor has announced that it has become the first in its sector to join the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), emphasising the company’s commitment to pursuing net zero goals.

26/01/2021

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

Viridor and Kent agree £6.2m dry mixed recycling contract renewal

Viridor and Kent County Council have agreed a 12-month extension to their dry mixed recycling contract with the £6.2m renewal of a contract first signed six years ago.

30/09/2020

Make manufacturers pay for recycling, UK says in Viridor-YouGov poll

Consumers want to see a significant shift in who pays for recycling – 64% say producers/manufacturers should pay with 55% saying businesses selling the product should bear the cost. 67% believe taxpayers are currently funding recycling. A growing number find it difficult to understand what is recyclable (plastic wrapping - from...

22/09/2020