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June 27, 2011

Iraqi delegation in fact-finding mission at Lakeside Energy from Waste plant

Last Thursday (23 June), Viridor welcomed senior environment officials from the government of Bagdad to Lakeside Energy from Waste (EfW) facility near Heathrow airport. As part of a seven day fact finding study tour, senior officials from Iraq visited the state of the art plant – a joint venture between leading UK recycling and

June 23, 2011

‘Groundbreaking’ Waste Sector Responsibility Deal

A Responsibility Deal between the UK Government and the waste and resource management sector, hailed by recycling minister Lord Henley as “groundbreaking”, was launched in Westminster on 23 June. The deal, first outlined in the recent English waste policy review, commits Government to work with the Environmental Services Association (ESA) to improve the management

June 22, 2011

New website for business customers

To celebrate National Recycling Week, Viridor has launched a new online portal to support its recycling and waste business collections services. A new portal has been launched, which will allow users to search for services by type of material(s) and container(s) as well as geographical location – providing a tailored response for each user’s

June 21, 2011

One, two, TREE sparrows

Londoners are being asked to help support a unique new partnership project launched in the Capital yesterday morning (20 June). Red plastic rings have been fitted to the legs of nearly 400 tree sparrow chicks hatched so far this year on a single site in south London. Beddington Farmlands is home to the biggest

June 17, 2011

GMWDA Rationalise HWRCs as part of Budget Savings

At its Annual General Meeting today (Friday 17th June 2011) the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority has approved the decision to close 6 of their Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC’s) as part of efficiency savings. The rationalisation will take place in two phases.  Phase one will be the closure of the following sites: Chandos Street, Shaw, Oldham

Viridor ‘Turns Blue’ for Everyman

Viridor ‘Turns Blue’ for Everyman Viridor employees across the UK have ‘turned blue’ today for Everyman’s Male Cancer Awareness Month. Everyman is devoted to raising awareness of male cancers, advising men on what to look out for, and how they can look after themselves. Prostate and testicular cancers affect over 39,000 men in the

June 14, 2011

Keep Sector Jobs and Investment Opportunities in UK

Viridor today broadly welcomed the Government’s English waste policy review, whilst raising waste exports as an issue of growing importance. Chief Executive Colin Drummond said: “Viridor is pleased that the waste policy review indicates a clear and consistent, yet ‘light touch’, approach, acknowledging that the current main drivers are proving effective. We welcome the renewed

June 10, 2011

Viridor is proud sponsor of family day in Norfolk

East Anglia’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management firm, Viridor is providing funding and waste collection for the Rural PasTimes family day out taking place on Sunday 12 June at Euston Park near Thetford. Running from 10am to 6pm in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, Rural Pastimes is a lovely fair for all the

June 8, 2011

Viridor Accelerates Growth into Cheshire through Acquisition of Storm Recycling Ltd

Viridor has acquired Storm Recycling Limited, a family owned cardboard and plastics recycling business, with associated collection, based in Winsford, Cheshire. Storm Recycling will be integrated into Viridor’s Northern Region, alongside recent acquisitions Swinnerton Environmental and Adapt Recycling Ltd. The acquisition is in line with Viridor’s strategy of expanding its recycling activities, and will

June 6, 2011

Viridor Edinburgh Meadows Festival’s ‘Bin’ a Major Success

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling, renewable energy and resource management company and headline sponsor of the 2011 Viridor Edinburgh Meadows Festival, has heralded the event a major success. Despite the weather more than 15,000 people enjoyed the live music, displays, food, stalls and more at the free, two-day festival in Edinburgh, which was sponsored by


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