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April 30, 2012

Viridor Boss Goes Stateside

Leading UK recycler Viridor will be crossing the Atlantic this evening as the Undercover Boss episode featuring chief executive Colin Drummond airs on U.S. television. The episode, which originally aired in the UK in August 2010, saw Colin going incognito at Viridor sites across the UK, masquerading as an unemployed worker seeking employment in

April 29, 2012

Viridor Supports Cystic Fibrosis Week

This week its Cystic Fibrosis Week and we’re encouraging Viridor employees and customers across the country to raise money and awareness of Cystic Fibrosis on behalf of our corporate charity Cystic Fibrosis Trust. CF Week 2012 is running from 29th April to 5th May. Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the UK’s leading charity for people

April 27, 2012

Jubilee Truck Competition

A UNIQUE prize – and some cash – will be won by a lucky Somerset school pupil in our Queen’s Diamond Jubilee design competition, launched today. We’ve teamed up with the Somerset County Gazette to offer children aged 16 and under the chance to win £100 for themselves and £250 for their school in our

April 20, 2012

St Helens Planning Application

Viridor is making residents and the local community aware of its intention to refocus operations at its Lancots Lane recycling facility, subject to gaining planning approval. Viridor has operated the recycling site at Lancots Lane since 2002, when it acquired the business from Richardson Limited. The site recycles flat (plate) glass for reprocessing, along

April 16, 2012

Viridor awards £2million contract to Cardiff-based construction company

Viridor has strengthened its links to the Welsh capital with today’s announcement that Cardiff-based Encon Construction has been awarded a £2.3 million contract for the civils construction of a new Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Combined Heat and Power facility in Somerset. The announcement follows the recent news that work will start in June on Viridor’s

April 10, 2012

Recycle for West Sussex Shortlisted for another Partnership Award

Following on from the recent success in the Association for Organics Recycling Awards, Viridor and West Sussex County Council are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted for another award; The Best Operational Project at the Partnership Awards 2012, organised by Partnerships Bulletin. West Sussex County Council signed a 25 year recycling and

Scottish celebrities transforming waste with Viridor

Scottish celebrities are being encouraged to change their ways on national television by recycling and sustainable waste specialists Viridor. Personalities including River City star Stephen Purdon (Shellsuit Bob), comedian and broadcaster Fred MacAulay and funny man Des McLean visit Viridor facilities as part of a new STV series which aims to make them aware of

April 5, 2012

Contractor Safety Film Launched

Viridor has launched a new film for contractors working on its sites and facilities to provide an induction on relevant health, safety and environmental requirements. All contractors, sub-contractors and their employees will be asked to watch Viridor’s ‘Contractor Safety Induction’ film before starting work on any of their sites. Regional Health and Safety Advisor Alan Cook developed the film. He said: “The

April 4, 2012

Contract Signed To Deliver Viridor’s Trident Park Facility

 Work to construct Wales’ first Energy from Waste (EfW) Combined Heat and Power facility will start within weeks. Viridor has signed a contract with a joint venture, between energy from waste engineering specialists CNIM and construction firm Lagan, to build the facility and fit out the advanced technology that will make it operational by 2014. 

April 3, 2012

Diversity, and the degrees of conflict

In my last blog I touched upon the conflict between energy recovery – which incineration falls under – and other forms of resource management, such as recycling or reuse.  Currently in the UK we have the choice as to which resource route we want our waste to head down. It’s often up to the


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