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March 13, 2019

Viridor on the hunt for apprentice to power next generation of talent at Dunbar ERF

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and low-carbon energy company, is looking for a new apprentice to join its team at its industry-leading energy recovery facility (ERF) in Dunbar. The successful applicant will be based at the ERF site and will have the chance to learn the mechanical engineering trade at one of Europe’s most advanced energy

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Viridor powering next generation of women into STEM

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and low-carbon energy company, took part in an event hosted by the East Kilbride Group Training Association (EKGTA) this week to encourage more girls into careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Viridor representatives gave talks over two days on 4 and 5 March giving students from across South Lanarkshire

Viridor secures £548,000 grant for pilot project to extract water from landfill leachate

Viridor and a UK water purification company have secured government support for a pilot project to demonstrate how to harness landfill gas energy to extract water from the leachate produced at a Devon landfill site. Viridor and Newbury-based LAT Water have successfully secured a £548,000 grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s

Viridor Commercial Director Paul Ringham, Viridor Head of Contracts Patrick Murray, Viridor Lead Operations Manager Rachel Fisher, Somerset Waste Partnership Managing Director Micky Green, SWP Chairman Cllr Derek Yeomans and Cllr David Hall.

Viridor and Somerset Waste Partnership extend contract to 2031

Viridor and Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) have agreed a nine-year, £80 million extension of their comprehensive waste management contract to 2031. Somerset Waste Partnership manages household waste services on behalf of Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset district councils, Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council. The initial 16-year contract with Viridor, which

February 28, 2019

Love your festival, love your waste

Roughly 23,500 tonnes of waste are produced annually at UK music festivals, according to Powerful Thinking. That equates to 2.8kg of waste per person per day! Generally, waste generated from festivals comes from tents, cups, food containers and other associated items. Of that, around a third is recycled currently, whilst the rest ends up going

Viridor wins total waste contract for Hinkley Point C

Viridor will be playing a crucial role in maximising the environmental credentials of one of Europe’s largest construction projects after securing the total waste management contract at Hinkley Point C. The company will be working with EDF Energy and using its expertise to deliver a zero to landfill agreement which emphasises the waste hierarchy and

Lithium ion battery warning issued after landfill site fire

Lithium ion (li-ion) batteries may have been to blame for setting 300 tonnes of refuse on fire last month. It took over 40 hours and, at its height, forty firefighters and six fire trucks to tackle the fire in Dunbar on 22 January. The Dunbar fire was in a building where waste arriving on site is

Where does my waste end up?

February 5, 2019

Where Does My Waste End Up?

As a business, you have a legal responsibility to know where your waste goes and whether it is being treated properly. As part of your service, your supplier should ensure the waste streams they deal with have a clear disposal route. Your supplier should be able to be transparent in processing your waste and should

6 things you should know when it comes to waste management

6 Things You Should Know When It Comes To Waste Management

When considering a recycling and waste management provider for your business, there are some things you should consider before you make that decision. We’ve pulled this handy guide to help you select a provider. 1) How can I reduce the amount of waste my business produces? Your provider should assist you in the reduce, reuse

Viridor landfill ‘time tunnel’ to be explored in Year of Green Action

 A landfill “time tunnel” which explores the history of waste is part of a year-long programme of environmental events planned by Viridor this year. In its 25-Year Environment Plan, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs named 2019 as a Year of Green Action, aimed highlighting the role that people and businesses can play

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