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December 30, 2013

Scotland’s new waste law

Viridor today (30th December 2013) commented on business readiness for the implementation of the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 which will impact every Scottish business on 1st January. Martin Grey, Scottish Communications Manager for Viridor, said: “The Waste (Scotland) Regulations represent a paradigm shift in how Scotland manages its waste resources. At their core they aim to

December 23, 2013

Dunbar landfill permit variation

Viridor today (23rd December 2013) commented on an application to vary its Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) permit at Dunbar landfill restoration, East Lothian. Steven Don, Scottish Regional Manager for Viridor, said: “The Scottish Government has a clear objective for Scotland to become one of the most resource efficient nations in Europe which Viridor supports.

December 16, 2013

2013 – A year of transition

Herman van der Meij, Director of Viridor Resource Management as featured in MRW, 14 Dec edition As another year draws to a close, when we work in haste to complete tasks before the festive break, we reflect on year gone by and the challenges 2014 will bring.  We think of our families, our communities, our

December 12, 2013

Twelve days of recycling in West Sussex

Staff from Viridor’s Household Waste Recycle Sites in West Sussex have made a short Christmas-themed film to promote recycling across the region. The fun film features a choir singing their take on the 12 days of Christmas, though their version features lines such as “On the first day of Christmas West Sussex recycled for me …

December 10, 2013

Prosiect Gwyrdd contract signed

Today (10 December 2013) Viridor has signed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract with Cardiff City Council, acting on behalf Prosiect Gwyrdd; a partnership of five local authorities from across South Wales, to treat the councils’ residual waste over the next 25 years.  The waste from the five authorities; Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Caerphilly, Vale of Glamorgan and Newport,

December 2, 2013

Recycle around the Christmas tree

Recycle for Greater Manchester, the partnership between Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) and Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited, brings you its top tips and prizes during the run up to Christmas. Recycling may not be top of your Christmas list, but that doesn’t matter because R4GM has come up with its very own Christmas hints and

November 29, 2013

Foundations of £154m investment

Delivery of Glasgow’s new £154m Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) at Polmadie, on the city’s South-side, has stepped up a gear as Glasgow City Council Leader, Councillor Gordon Matheson joined newly recruited apprentices today on the Viridor site to mark the start of construction. Councillor Matheson joined Viridor UK Engineering Director, Alan Cumming, Scottish

November 28, 2013

Employee misconduct investigation statement

Further to ongoing media interest, Viridor today (28th November 2013) commented on the outcome of a formal investigation into alleged employee misconduct at its Beddington Lane facility, Croydon. Simon Catford, Sustainability & Regulatory Director, Viridor said: “As a business with over 3,000 committed and professional colleagues at its heart, Viridor regrets when it is necessary

Pennon Group half-year results

Today (28 November), Pennon Group plc, parent company to Viridor and South West Water, announces its unaudited results for the half year ended 30 September 2013. Ken Harvey,  Pennon Group Chairman said: “I am pleased to report further progress in the Group in the half year. “South West Water is continuing its strong performance against the 2010-2015

November 19, 2013

Lakeside EfW Running Above Capacity

Lakeside Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facility has outperformed its capacity in terms of energy produced and tonnage of waste processed during the year. The Lakeside EfW plant, a joint venture between recycling and waste companies Viridor and Grundon Waste Management, received over 440,000 tonnes of non-hazardous residual waste in the year running up to October 2013, despite

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