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July 31, 2012

Cambridgeshire councils to recycle yoghurt pots, margarine tubs and food trays

From yesterday (Monday 30 July) local residents in Cambridge City, Fenland and Huntingdonshire District Councils are able to recycle more plastics as a wider range of items are accepted in blue bins across the region – helping the area reduce its carbon footprint and disposal costs. Working with leading recycling company Viridor, the three

Planning application for Beddington Energy Recovery Facility submitted

The London Borough of Sutton has now received a planning application from Viridor to build an Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at its existing landfill and recycling site on Beddington Lane, Sutton. The planning application also proposes revised plans for the restoration of the existing landfill site. Submission of the planning application follows a comprehensive

Red Rose Forest creates little green roof for recycling bins

As part of an ongoing partnership, Viridor has assisted Red Rose Forest in their latest project to promote the use of ‘little green roofs’ in Greater Manchester. Last week, Red Rose Forest created a little green roof at Manchester Cathedral as part of the city’s celebration of urban gardening, Dig the City. The 8ft

July 30, 2012

Viridor response to the UK Government’s Renewables Obligations banding announcement.

Viridor, has responded to DECC’s response to the consultation on the Renewables Obligation Banding Review, which sets out support levels for renewable energy technologies for the period 2013 to 2017. Viridor chief executive Colin Drummond said: “The confirmation of these bandings is very welcome, as the key to enabling more jobs and investment in renewables generating capacity,

July 25, 2012

Response to Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2011 amendments.

Amendments to the Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2011 have been laid before parliament and will come into force on October 1 2012.  Collection authorities will be required, from 2015, to arrange for the separate collection of recyclable materials such as paper, plastics, metals and glass, where separate collection is necessary to ensure waste undergoes

July 23, 2012

Viridor signs Glasgow residual waste contract

Viridor reaffirmed its position as one of Scotland’s – and the UK’s – leading recycling, renewable energy and sustainable waste management companies by announcing it has signed the 25 year Glasgow City Residual Waste Treatment Services Design, Build, Finance and Operate (‘DBFO’) contract with Glasgow City Council. The contract requires the recycling and treatment

Viridor signs deal on Glasgow City Council residual waste treatment contract

Viridor reaffirmed its position as one of Scotland’s – and the UK’s – leading recycling, renewable energy and sustainable waste management companies by announcing it has signed the 25 year Glasgow City Residual Waste Treatment Services Design, Build, Finance and Operate (‘DBFO’) contract with Glasgow City Council. The contract requires the recycling and treatment

July 11, 2012

Mike Hellings steps down after 27 years of ‘outstanding contribution’

In line with its strategic management succession plans and recent further strengthening of its board, Viridor has confirmed that Mike Hellings, Managing Director, will be stepping down from a full time commitment at the end of September. He will then retire from Viridor and its subsidiary boards. This coincides with Viridor’s relocation to its new

July 5, 2012

Viridor expands its recycling and collection services with the acquisition of JWT Holdings Limited

Viridor has completed the acquisition of Manchester based JWT Holdings Ltd (trading as JWT Waste Services). JWT is a specialist recycling and collection business based in Atherton, Greater Manchester, employing 45 staff and handling around 70,000 tonnes of material per annum. The business operates a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) and a fleet of twenty-nine

July 3, 2012

Lessons from the continent

In the last blog by Maxine Perella, editor of edieWaste, she talked about the various options for waste treatment and recovery and why making decisions about how dealing with our waste is anything but simple. It prompted me to further investigate whether there really is a degree of conflict between the various paths we

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