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October 28, 2011

Pink charity calendar to boost breast cancer campaign

Today (28 October) Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies, unveils the Viridor 2012 charity calendar to raise funds in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign and to celebrate wear it pink day 2011. The pink Viridor 2012 calendar is the brain-child of Kent-based, waste to energy technical administrator

October 26, 2011

Cardiff Council receives industry accolade for partnership recycling project

Last week, Cardiff Council received the Viridor-sponsored award for Best Partnership at this year’s Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee conference – the leading event for local authority waste management and recycling officers. Cardiff Council beat the competition with its successful ‘Get it Out for Cardiff’ partnership with Cycle Training Wales, the British Heart Foundation,

October 23, 2011

Lakeside Lands Prestigious Peel People’s Cup

The operating team at Lakeside Energy from Waste facility – a joint venture of Viridor and Grundon Waste Management – at Colnbrook, near Slough, is officially the best in the UK!  The facility has been announced the winner of the Peel People’s Cup for 2011 this week.  This prestigious trophy is awarded by the

October 21, 2011

Viridor ‘branches’ out to local residents and Gorse Hill schoolchildren

Street Trees planted as part or a partnership between Red Rose Forest and Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management companies, have been gratefully received by Trafford residents. The trees were planted in March this year, and children from Gorse Hill Primary School have now helped Red Rose Forest finish the

October 18, 2011

GMWDA announces excellent results for 2010/2011

This week, Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA), partner of Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Ltd, published its Annual Report for 2010/11, announcing big results for the past year. GMWDA signed a 25 year contract with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) (VLGM) Limited in 2009.   The contract, which is a £631 million construction programme worth £3.8

October 17, 2011

Freightliner launches ‘Viridor’ Recycling and Recovery Express

Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd (FHH) last week named locomotive 66597 ‘Viridor’ to commemorate a long-term partnership. An official unveiling ceremony took place at Viridor’s recycling and resource recovery facility, at Longley Lane in Manchester to celebrate the landmark partnership between Viridor and FHH for the rail haulage of household waste and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF)

October 11, 2011

Comment on Dispatches: Britain’s Rubbish

Channel 4’s Dispatches: Britain’s Rubbish aired yesterday (10 October 2011) at 8pm (BSM). Commenting on its content, Bill Griffiths, national recycling and organics manager for Viridor said: “Viridor is neutral when it comes to source segregated or commingled collections, and supports local authorities and businesses across the UK to deliver both systems. Our view is that

October 4, 2011

Viridor set to boost green credentials for Peterborough businesses

Leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management company Viridor becomes key partner of Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) Investors in the Environment (IiE) scheme. The newly signed partnership will ensure local businesses benefit from the expertise Viridor has in the environmental arena as well as contribute towards the city’s goal of becoming the UK’s

October 3, 2011

Viridor disappointed by Environment Agency U-Turn

Viridor has issued a critical response after, in a last minute u-turn on previous advice, the Environment Agency (EA) announced last week that there would be an extension for those moving from a composting Exemption Permit to an Environmental Permit. The transition, which affects those operating under a Paragraph 12 Exemption, has for the last

Viridor expands range of plastics for recycling at Kent facility

Leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management company Viridor has installed a new generation single shaft shredder – the WIEMA SPIDER HRS – at its Crayford Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Kent which will enable the company expand the range of plastics processed on site. Renowned as one of the largest and most efficient


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