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June 29, 2010

Viridor supports Drumpark School Eco Fun Day

1 June 2010 Pupils from Drumpark School, North Lanarkshire, joined an ‘Eco Fun Day’ recently (18th June) as a celebration of having enjoyed permanent Eco Schools’ status for a year. The event, sponsored by leading recycling and resource management company Viridor, saw fun environment themed workshops delivered by Ultimate Arts. Staff from Viridor’s nearby materials

Horton Landfill Site Enforcement Notice Appeal Decision

The Planning Inspectorate today dismissed an appeal by Viridor relating to an enforcement notice issued by the Environment Agency on 26 August 2009 (relating to odour management at Horton landfill site). Viridor notes the decision of the Inspector.  The company welcomes the fact that further clarity has been brought to technical issues in this area

Councillor and local companies banish St. Monica’s Blues

29 June 2010 The blues were banished recently from St. Monica’s Primary, North Lanarkshire, when Councillor James Smith enlisted the help of top local companies Viridor and Morrison to fight back against thieves who had stolen thousands of pounds of computer equipment. The Kirkwood based school had suffered a series of break-ins over recent months,

June 28, 2010

Fire at Viridor Trafford Park, Manchester

A fire has broken out at Viridor’s Transfer Station at Trafford Park in Manchester. The fire originated within the loose paper and cardboard which is collected and baled on site for recycling. The fire then spread to redundant plant and machinery located on site. The emergency services were called at 15.30 and are currently on

June 24, 2010

Pennon Group further expands its recycling and waste management business

Viridor has acquired independent integrated recycling and waste management operator Reconomy Recycling Solutions (RRS) for a cash consideration of £23.8m on a debt-free basis.  The acquisition is in line with Pennon Group’s (Viridor’s parent company) stated strategy of expanding its waste management activities, particularly in the areas of recycling, waste treatment and disposal. RRS (comprising of

June 23, 2010

Viridor residual waste treatment proposals for Oxfordshire move forward

Another milestone has been achieved as Viridor confirms the Environment Agency is satisfied with its planning application to build an Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at its landfill and recycling site in Oxfordshire. In recent correspondence, the Agency confirmed to the planning authority that they are able to remove their objection to Viridor’s planning

June 22, 2010

Zero waste plan ‘visionary’ says Scotland’s largest recycler

But policy won’t become practice without private sector investment and ‘next generation’ infrastructure. Scotland’s largest recycling, energy recovery and waste management company, committed to investing up to £800m in Scotland over the next five years, today (9th June, 2010) branded the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste plan as “visionary” but warned that it would not be

Wild summer planned at Carymoor Environmental Centre

Carymoor Environmental Centre in Castle Cary is running free events and activities throughout the summer exploring Somerset’s wildlife and habitats. Environmental experts from Carymoor will help people delve into the wild and wonderful worlds of birds, butterflies and dragonflies as well as goats, tigers and elephants – otherwise known as moths. Frances Stuart, Chief Executive

Viridor wins Lincolnshire recycling contract

Leading recycling company Viridor has been awarded a three-year contract by Lincolnshire County Council to transport and sort mixed recyclable materials arising from the districts of West Lindsey and City of Lincoln. Viridor, part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group plc, will sort and market the councils’ estimated 19,000 tonnes of recyclates at Europe’s largest

Viridor submits refreshed planning application

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, waste management and renewable energy companies, has submitted a refreshed planning application to build and operate an Energy from Waste plant at its existing landfill and recycling site in Ardley, near Bicester. The latest application stresses the strong need for the facility and addresses issues raised previously by


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