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October 29, 2010

Merton and Viridor show residents what happens to their waste

Merton Council has taken a group of residents to a materials sorting centre – known as a materials recycling facility (MRF).  The facility, located in Crayford (Kent), is owned by Viridor, the company which the council contracts to recycle all the paper, card, cans, glass and plastic bottles it collects from households and businesses in Merton as well

October 27, 2010

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh opens Lakeside Energy from Waste (EfW) facility

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh today opened the Lakeside Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at Colnbrook, near Slough and Heathrow Terminal 5 and received a tour of the plant. Welcomed by the Rt Hon Mrs Bayliss, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire and local civic dignitaries, His Royal Highness saw how the plant exports enough energy recovered

October 25, 2010

Response to the Government’s ‘strategy for growth’ at today’s CBI conference

Mike Hellings, Viridor Managing Director, said: “Leading UK recycling, renewable power and waste management company, Viridor, welcomes the Government’s intended support for technology, innovation and infrastructure in these economically challenging times. “It is important for the Government to recognise the significant role that our industry, the recycling and waste management sector, has to contribute towards

Oxfordshire agrees Energy from Waste plant

Oxfordshire County Council’s planning and regulation committee has approved Viridor’s application to build an Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at its existing landfill and recycling site in Ardley, north Oxfordshire. The proposed EfW facility will have a capacity to process some 300,000 tonnes of residual, non-recyclable waste with substantial environmental benefits including the landfill

October 20, 2010

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Sustainability Week gets recycling boost

For the second year in a row, leading recycling company Viridor has worked in partnership with the largest producer of soft-drinks in Europe, Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE), to raise awareness about sustainability and responsible waste management among employees across the UK. CCE’s ‘Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) in Action Week’ is an initiative to encourage

October 11, 2010

Viridor supports Kent Wildlife Trust

Recycling and waste management company Viridor, with regional headquarters in Kings Hill, is delighted to partner Kent Wildlife Trust.  As of this month, Viridor has become a corporate partner of the Trust and will investigate working opportunities to support local wildlife initiatives and raise awareness amongst employees about the important work of the Trust and

Viridor Announces Second Phase of Runcorn EfW Plant

EPC Contract signed Leading UK recycling, renewable power and waste management company Viridor Waste Management Limited (‘Viridor’), has signed the Engineering Procurement and Construction (‘EPC’) Contract for Phase II of the Energy from Waste (‘EfW’) plant at Runcorn in Cheshire with Keppel Seghers Belgium NV and Keppel Seghers UK Ltd (‘Keppel Seghers’). A

October 8, 2010

Viridor welcomes CBI Energy from Waste report

Viridor today welcomed the CBI’s briefing document entitled ‘Going to waste – Making the case for energy from waste’.  The report acknowledges that the UK can no longer rely on landfill to deal with waste and must also meet energy security needs posed by climate change.  For both these challenges, energy from waste can play

October 5, 2010

Rubbish to refuge

Viridor has been awarded ‘Biodiversity Benchmark’ status by the Wildlife Trusts for three of its South West landfill sites. Tatchells and Warmwell in Dorset and Odcombe in Somerset are all now closed landfills that have been restored to encourage wildlife and enhance habitats and the wider environment. The transformation has been so successful they have

October 4, 2010

Spikey Sorts out Greater Manchester’s Recycling

Local comedian Dave Spikey will soon appear in homes across Greater Manchester as part of a campaign that aims to boost recycling.  Recycle for Greater Manchester, a partnership between the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) and Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited (VLGM), will launch the campaign at the opening of the new, state of


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