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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

November 18, 2013

‘Upcycled’ Fashion Show

The award winning upcycled fashion show, organised by Recycle for Greater Manchester, a partnership between Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited and Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority; returns to Manchester to inspire residents to rediscover their wardrobes and fall back in love with their clothes. Organised during the European Week for Waste Reduction, the fashion show will be

November 14, 2013

Reuse Shop opens at Somerset HWRC

A Reuse Shop shop opened at Viridor’s Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Priorswood, Taunton this week on a six-month trial basis. The Reuse Shop takes items discarded at the HWRC and sells them on to the public so that instead of being landfilled or broken down for recycling, they are reused and given a new lease

November 13, 2013

Fraudulent Contact re. Material Sales

Viridor has been made aware of an individual or group of individuals claiming to work for Viridor contacting potential buyers of recyclate. Please be aware that any emails from a genuine Viridor representative will end with @viridor.co.uk. The police and other relevant organisations have been contacted but we are advising all current or potential customers

November 9, 2013

Viridor Statement: Misconduct investigation

Viridor today (7th November 2013) commented on the outcome of a formal investigation into alleged employee misconduct at its Beddington Lane facility, Croydon. Simon Catford, Corporate Responsibility & Regulatory Director, Viridor said: “As a business with over 3,000 committed and professional colleagues at its heart, Viridor regrets when it is necessary to ask any individual

November 5, 2013

Milton Keynes MRF Open Day

Milton Keynes’ recycling factory in Old Wolverton is 20 years old this month and to mark the occasion the council’s Recycling Team is holding a family-friendly Open Day on Saturday, 16th November 2013. Residents are invited to come along any time between 10am – 1pm although booking is required via our website. The Recycling Factory

November 4, 2013

Scottish Resource Sector Commitment

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling, renewable energy and sustainable waste parter, has joined a Scottish Government-backed initiative to drive best practice in business waste collections and to help deliver the country’s zero waste targets. Signing the Scottish Resource Sector Commitment, Viridor has agreed to retain a focus on offering high quality recycling services, advice on preventing

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