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February 21, 2011

Secretary of State grants planning appeal to Viridor for Oxfordshire’s energy plant

Viridor welcomes the decision by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (CLG) to allow Viridor’s appeal against Oxfordshire County Council’s decision to refuse the company’s original planning application to build an Energy from Waste (EfW) plant and enhanced recycling facilities at its landfill site in Ardley, Oxfordshire.  The EfW facility will

February 15, 2011

Kedington Primary School’s green committee get a recycling experience

Hard hats, eye shields, ear defenders with headphones and high-vis jackets were worn by the young Eco Councillors from Kedington Primary School when they toured Masons Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at Great Blakenham earlier this month to learn what happens to the contents of their blue bins once collected. At the start of their visit

February 14, 2011

Cystic Fibrosis Trust gets a Valentine’s boost from Viridor

Employees at Viridor’s south east regional head office in Kings Hill, Kent, took the old saying of ‘wearing their hearts on their sleeves’ very seriously when setting the task of raising funds for charity partner Cystic Fibrosis Trust in advance of Valentine’s Day. Last Friday (11 February), a cake-bake competition was organised by regional environmental

February 8, 2011

Waste industry apprenticeship event

An apprenticeship event took place in Taunton today to encourage people into the recycling and waste industry as part of National Apprenticeship Week. Taunton-based Viridor has been working with the National Apprenticeship Service and Energy and Utility Skills to help develop the Sustainable Resource Management Apprenticeship – the first apprenticeship designed specifically for the waste

February 7, 2011

Viridor Expands its Recycling Business in the South West

Viridor has acquired Martock Waste Paper Limited, a leading materials recycling company head-quartered in Somerset, for a cash consideration of £7.4m on a debt free basis. The acquisition is in line with its parent company, Pennon Group’s strategy of expanding its waste management activities, particularly in the recycling sector. The acquired company comprises a recycling


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