Keeping bins empty and the lights on - why we are still at work

Keeping bins empty and the lights on - why we are still working

The waste sector has been designated as critical by the UK Government.

That means the services we provide are seen as a vital part of protecting the nation, processing waste and materials from people’s homes and businesses, including the NHS.


Our multi-skilled teams in the network of sites we have across the UK are making use of contingency plans, which have been revised to take account of the latest situation.

Our staff at material recycling facilities are continuing to step up in these challenging times to maintain our international reputation for recycling and reprocessing a host of resources valued in our circular economy.

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The Viridor fleet of energy recovery facilities, collection services and landfill sites are focusing their efforts on ensuring that non-recyclable waste continues to be channelled to generating heat and power and contributing to both resource and energy efficiency – truly keeping the bins empty and the lights on.

Viridor values the contribution of its dedicated workforce and has measures in place to maintain social distancing, while also prioritising mental health and wellbeing.

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In these challenging times, we will continue to do our best to keep our services operating.

Paul Ringham

Commercial Director