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February 28, 2014

Press Statement: Incident A38 (Cornwall)

Viridor confirms that an incident involving one of its waste collection vehicles and a motorcyclist has occurred on the A38 in Cornwall this afternoon (28th February 2014). Air Ambulance and Police have attended the scene. The cause of the accident is currently unknown and a full investigation will be conducted in due course.

February 27, 2014

Exeter EfW steam blowing process update

Following the start of the commissioning process for the Exeter Energy from Waste plant, steam blowing has been suspended until Tuesday 4 March after concerns were expressed by some residents in Exeter.  The noise emitted by steam blowing through the plant – to dislodge grit from the internal pipework – far exceeded initial forecasts, and after two

February 26, 2014

Top jobs for locals at Trident Park

Viridor, has appointed a number of local people to work in senior roles at its Energy from Waste facility at Trident Park in Cardiff. Jonathan Hutchings has been appointed as Operational Manager, Dai Stephens as General Manager and Ross Clifford as Education Centre Manager.   A further six appointments have been made, of which five are

February 13, 2014

Energy storage projects to go ahead

A British partnership between Viridor and Highview Power Storage has been awarded over £8 million to spur on innovation in storing energy, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced today. The contract has been awarded to Viridor and Highview Power Storage, as part of the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s innovation competition to support

February 12, 2014

Take a look inside Cardiff EfW

Chief Executive of Viridor, Ian McAuley hosted a tour at Cardiff EfW last week with Inside Wales Chief reporter Martin Shipton. During the visit, which was feautured on the Wales Online website, Ian spoke to Martin about the opportunities that the facility presents to the local economy, the community benefits programme that is ongoing and

MRF Code of Practice welcomed

Commenting on materials recycling facility (MRF) regulations laid in the UK Parliament today (the MRF Code of Practice), Herman van der Meij, Director of Viridor Resource Management, said: “As the UK’s leading operator of advanced MRFs built around quality outputs, Viridor warmly welcomes the Code of Practice.  With the global circular economy increasingly focused on quality recyclables Viridor

February 11, 2014

Viridor to recycle tonnes of cardboard in contract with Atlas Packaging

Viridor and Atlas Packaging, Barnstaple have announced a new three-year partnership that will see in the region of 1500 tonnes of pre-consumer cardboard waste being recycled each year. Cardboard off-cuts, a by -product from the packagers manufacturing process and previously seen as waste are now being delivered to Viridor and baled on a daily basis. 

February 5, 2014

Public exhibition at Parkwood Landfill

Views are being sought from the Local Authority and local residents living near to the Viridor operated Parkwood Landfill Site in Shirecliffe, Sheffield. In line with plans to close the landfill site in 2018 with restoration completed by 2020, Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies is seeking to

February 4, 2014

‘Sweating our Assets’ Report

PRODUCTIVITY & EFFICIENCY KEY TO BRITAIN’S GREEN ECONOMY Commenting on the publication of ‘Sweating our Assets: Productivity and Efficiency Across the UK Economy’, a report by the 2020 Productivity & Efficiency Group, Dan Cooke, Director of External Affairs for Viridor, said: “In line with the economic debate switching from recession to building a sustained recovery,


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