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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

November 24, 2011

Pennon Group Half Year Results

Pennon Group announces results for half year ending 30 September 2012 Ken Harvey, Chairman said: “We announced on 15 November that trading in Viridor has been significantly below the high level of last year’s first half with recyclate prices remaining under pressure reflecting world economic and market conditions.  Viridor is responding to the near-term challenges

Pennon has award-winning Annual Report

FSTE-250 Pennon Group plc , Viridor’s parent company, has received an award for the improvements made to its Annual Report.   At the Investor Relations (IR) Society annual best practice awards dinner held on Tuesday 22nd November in the Pavilion at the Tower of London, the IR Society recognised those companies which have implemented

November 23, 2011

Are you watching your waste?

Did you just buy that vintage belt you were after, or that classic pair of trousers, or maybe you just bought that pre-loved lamp and coffee table that look great with your new retro feel front room? Or just maybe, you had last night’s take away for breakfast this morning? Well, you are already watching

November 22, 2011

Training department meet corporate target with four months to spare

Viridor’s northern region has continued its roll out of the Investors in People (IiP) accreditation, with a further three new awards achieved. Viridor Polymer Recycling in Skelmersdale, Viridor Glass Recycling at Salmon Pastures in Sheffield and Viridor’s northern landfill sites have all been awarded IiP status. One of Viridor’s corporate targets for 2011/12 as

November 18, 2011

Viridor Acquires JWS Churngold

Leading UK recycling, renewable energy and waste management company, Viridor, has acquired JWS Churngold Limited for a total cash consideration of £14.25m on a debt-free basis.  The acquired company is based in Leyland, Lancashire and provides waste logistics and transport solutions in connection with the Lancashire Private Finance Initiative (PFI) waste contract. The acquisition is

November 17, 2011

Praise for green-fingered Somerset schools

Somerset schools have secured praise from the judges of a county-wide gardening challenge, but must now wait to see if those positive points have won them valuable prizes. The “Dig It, Grow It, Cook It, Eat It” challenge encourages primary and secondary pupils to plant, harvest and eat their own food while recording all


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