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December 29, 2011

Consultation launched for Manchester HWRC

Viridor Laing Greater Manchester (VLGM) has launched a consultation for a new Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) development for use by householders to recycle items not normally accepted in household collections undertaken by the local council. Site users will be encouraged to deposit waste into separate containers for materials including scrap metals, wood, garden waste, large and small

December 22, 2011

Employees in Manchester spread festive cheer with Cash for Kids

This Christmas, as well as providing collections of toys for the Cash for Kids and Key 103 Christmas Toy Appeal; employees at two of Viridor’s biggest sites in Greater Manchester have also been collecting gifts for the regions disadvantaged children themselves. Viridor has once again been supporting the Cash for Kids Christmas Toy Appeal;

December 16, 2011

South London residual waste solution

South London Waste Partnership has announced that Viridor is its preferred bidder to treat the four partnership councils’ residual waste over the next 25 years.  Today’s announcement comes after a thorough procurement process and assessment of submitted solutions to ensure the South London Waste Partnership – which includes the London Boroughs of Croydon, Kingston,

December 14, 2011

Dreaming of a green christmas?

Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) is recycling an old Christmas favourite in a special 12 page ‘I Love Recycling’ edition in the Manchester Evening News.  In the web-based newsletter, the well-known Twelve Days of Christmas song is given a makeover with useful tips on reducing, reusing and recycling your way to a greener Christmas. Recycle

December 8, 2011

Viridor confirmed as ‘successful participant’ for Glasgow contract

FTSE 250 Pennon Group’s Viridor today, (8th December), commented on the decision by Glasgow City Council’s Executive Committee to confirm the company as ‘Successful Participant’ to develop and deliver a twenty-five year solution for the treatment and disposal of residual waste. The firm which each year transforms over two million tonnes of materials into

December 5, 2011

About recycling in Greater Manchester

In April 2009, Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) signed a 25-year recycling and waste management contract with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Ltd. The waste management contract will provide a sustainable solution for the 1.1 million tonnes of municipal waste which GMWDA handles each year. VLGM is a joint venture company owned by Viridor, a subsidiary of

November 30, 2011

Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre Challenge Dismissed

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recyclers, has welcomed a High Court decision to dismiss Bristol City Council’s legal challenge to the planning permission for its Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre. The development includes a materials recycling facility, which will sort and recover up to 150,000 tonnes of recyclable resources a year, and an energy

Viridor acquires Milton Keynes-based Community Waste Recycling business

Viridor has acquired Milton Keynes-based Community Waste Recycling Limited, a specialist materials recycling and paper trading company for a total consideration of £15.75 million. The acquired company operates an advanced automated Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, processing commingled dry recyclables predominantly from long and medium-term contracts with local councils, as well

November 29, 2011

Glasgow ‘Successful Participant’ Nomination

Viridor today (29th November), commented on the notification by Glasgow City Council that its procurement project board will seek council approval to appoint Viridor as ‘Successful Participant’ to develop and deliver a twenty-five year solution for the treatment and disposal of residual waste. Commenting, Mr. Colin Paterson, Viridor’s Scottish Regional Director, said: “As

November 28, 2011

Schools celebrate garden grub victory

Eight Somerset schools have shared hundreds of pounds in prizes after securing success in the county-wide gardening challenge “Dig It, Grow It, Cook It, Eat It”. Dig It, Grow It, Cook It, Eat It is organised by the Carymoor Environmental Trust education and nature conservation charity, and supported by recycling and waste management company Viridor, which


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