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Viridor welcomes Sky News focus on Waste Crime

Viridor today [9th February 2016] welcomed a Sky News special investigation by Joe Tidy on waste crime. The report, broadcast today, revealed that environment agencies in the UK are dealing with dozens of abandoned waste mountains left by recycling firms who have gone out of business. As one of the UK’s leading recycling, resources and

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Viridor targets Longannet staff for energy recovery programme

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, resources and renewable energy companies, has targeted staff at Scottish Power’s Longannet Power Station who may have the right transferable skills for the company’s £1.8bn UK energy recovery facilities programme. Viridor’s Scottish investment programme, which has seen £357m committed north-of-the-border in the last twenty-four months, includes the £154m

Simon Catford

HR & Regulatory Director to Retire

Viridor today [29th January 2016] announced that Human Resources & Regulatory Director, Simon Catford, is to retire from the business at the end of December 2016. Mr. Catford, who joined Viridor in 1991, has served as a board director since 2010.  He laid the foundation of the businesses current HR strategy, was instrumental in developing

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Resource Policy at a Crossroads : English Resources Networks

A paper launched today by leading resources and renewable energy company Viridor identifies that current waste management systems in England are no longer fit for purpose.  The paper calls for systems to be replaced with a new and ambitious model that moves resource management beyond local authority boundaries, realising the economic potential for British business,

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New Scottish Regional Managing Director for Viridor

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling, resources and renewable energy company, has announced the appointment of Mr. Paul Brown as its new Scottish Regional Managing Director effective from 1st February.  Moving from a senior role at Scottish Power Energy Networks, Mr Brown will head the Scottish recycling and resources division of a company investing £500m in Scotland.


Scottish businesses urged to recycle food waste

Food businesses in Scottish towns urged to recycle more as part of new regulations. Businesses which generate more than 5kg of food waste per week are now required by law to have it collected separately for recycling. Changes to the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 came into force on 1 January, replacing a previous requirement with

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January 18, 2016

New energy plant helping Peterborough towards its zero waste ambitions

Peterborough’s state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) has been completed and is now operational on the city’s Fengate industrial estate. The plant will be operated by leading UK recycling and renewable energy company, Viridor, and forms part of the UK’s largest network of landfill diversion and energy recovery facilities. Making a significant step towards its zero

Photo by Theo Moye 15/01/16 The last load is tipped at Viridor's Heathfield Landfill site, Devon.

End of an era as Heathfield landfill site closes its gates after 35 years

Viridor’s Heathfield landfill site, near Newton Abbot, South Devon, received its very last delivery of waste for safe disposal on 15 January. The site has been operational and providing safe and essential disposal services for Devon’s local authorities and businesses since 1980. Over its 35 year lifetime the site received over 8 million tonnes of waste.

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December 21, 2015

Work commences in earnest at Beddington Energy Recovery Facility

Viridor welcomed members from the South London Waste Partnership and Lagan Construction Group in December to mark the start of construction of its Energy Recovery Facility at Beddington, South London. The £205 million facility will transform 300,000 tonnes of non-recycled waste each year from Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton into 26 MW of electricity –

Viridor Ardley Business in the Community - Business Class Launch December 8th 2015. Photo by Phil Mynott.

December 17, 2015

Viridor helps Oxfordshire’s school children make the right choices

Viridor welcomed teachers and pupils from The Bicester School to its state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility at Ardley to mark the start of a partnership to help pupils gain invaluable insight into how subjects, such as maths and science, directly link to careers within the recycling, resources and renewable energy sector. The partnership, brought together by


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