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April 27, 2011

Bang Goes the Theory Explores Ford MRF

The science and technology at Viridor’s Ford Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) will be featured on BBC1’s Bang Goes the Theory on Monday 2nd May. Bang Goes the Theory presenter, Jem Stansfield, explores the cutting edge technology used at the Viridor operated MRF, which sorts and separates recyclable materials ready for reprocessing and manufacturing into new

April 26, 2011

Scottish Environment Minister’s Boost for Perthshire Recycling Facility

Scotland is well on its way towards a zero waste nation.  That was the message from Roseanna Cunningham, SNP candidate for Perthshire South & Kinross-shire as she toured Viridor’s industry-leading electric and electronic equipment facility in Perth today. The Friarton Road site, with over ninety five employees, is one of Europe’s leading specialist centres for

April 20, 2011

Pilsworth South Landfill Extension Approved

Bury Council’s Planning Control Committee yesterday (19 April) unanimously approved Viridor’s application for a vertical and lateral extension, within the existing permitted site boundaries, at the Pilsworth South landfill site. The approval will see the modification of the existing planning consent at the Pilsworth South Landfill site to accommodate an additional 1.8 million m3 of

Yanley Landfill Restoration

As part of the restoration of Yanley landfill near Bristol, Viridor asked children from Ashton Vale primary school to help it plant trees as part of a £100,000 project to transform the closed waste site. The site has been used for waste disposal since the sixties, but was turned into a modern landfill in 1988

April 15, 2011

Charnwood signs recycling contract with Viridor

Leading recycling company Viridor has been awarded a five year eight month contract plus an option to extend for a further seven-year period by Charnwood Borough Council to transport and sort mixed recyclable materials arising from households in the borough.  Viridor, part of the FTSE-250 Pennon Group plc, will sort and market the Leicestershire-based council’s

April 14, 2011

Recycling help for businesses in East Anglia and Northamptonshire

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling companies, is helping businesses in East Anglia and Northamptonshire go green and save money with the launch of a regional recycling campaign this month. The company, which last year acquired leading local businesses Reconomy Recycling Solutions and Pearsons (Thetford) Ltd, has recently invested over £2.5 million to

Greater Manchester is on track for turning its Rubbish into a Resource

Last week Recycle for Greater Manchester, a partnership between the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) and Viridor Laing, announced that its first Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) with Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Facility is fully operational. The facility located in North Manchester (Reliance Street, Newton Heath) has been under construction since the very start of the

Recycling help for businesses in East Anglia and Northamptonshire

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling companies, is helping businesses in East Anglia and Northamptonshire go green and save money with the launch of a regional recycling campaign this month. The company, which last year acquired leading local businesses Reconomy Recycling Solutions and Pearsons (Thetford) Ltd, has recently invested over £2.5 million to

April 13, 2011

Recycling Minister opens Salmon Pastures, Viridor’s Advanced Recycling Facility in Sheffield

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, waste management and renewable energy companies, is today celebrating the opening of its advanced recycling operation at Salmon Pastures in Sheffield. The site, opened by the recycling minister, Lord Henley, consists of a state-of-the-art Glass Recycling Facility and Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), and also has the capacity to

April 7, 2011

Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre Approved

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has today approved Viridor’s planning application for a Materials Recycling Facility and Energy from Waste Plant at Avonmouth. The Materials Recycling Facility will sort and separate large volumes of recyclable material ready for processing into new products. The Energy from Waste plant will be able

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