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May 30, 2014

Recyclate contract with Kent County Council

Following an extensive bidding process, Viridor has been awarded the contract to process and sell dry recyclate materials for Kent County Council (KCC). Beginning in June 2014, the contract will run for two-years with the option of a further two-year extension at the discretion of KCC. Kerbside collections from Ashford, Dartford, Gravesham, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Swale

May 22, 2014

Boost for Scottish apprentices

GRREC project helps deliver apprenticeship roles for young people in Glasgow The benefits of Viridor’s Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) project are already being felt by one Scottish apprentice whose work experience placement turned into a full time role. Possilpark girl, Tayler Wilkie (18), moved from a four-week work experience placement through Jobs

May 21, 2014

Scottish education final at Holyrood

Bright spark students from across Scotland showcased their models and projects for a greener future at the annual Go4SET awards. Teams of six 12 to 14 year olds (S2) from nine Scottish schools, including St Paul’s High School in Pollok, attended the Go4SET National Final on Friday 16th May which was held at the Scottish

Gold Medal garden at Chelsea

Viridor’s Organics Team is celebrating as the Viridor-sponsored South West in Bloom garden, won Gold and a special Diamond Jubilee Award at Chelsea Flower Show this week. The garden, that had over 2,000 plants, was opened by Ian Gillan, the singer with Deep Purple, and celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Britain in Bloom.   The garden which

May 15, 2014

Kent plastics recycling plant underway

Leading recycling company Viridor confirms construction of its new state-of-the-art £12.5 million Plastics Recycling Facility (PRF) has started in Rochester, with Stadler UK responsible for delivering the project. Construction began earlier this month and it will result in a new plastics recycling facility capable of processing 75,000 tons of mixed plastics each year into high

May 8, 2014

£1 Million Investment in HDPE Production

Viridor has invested over £1million in an advanced flake optical sorting station on the HDPE line at the company’s polymer recycling facility in Skelmersdale. The new technology has increased the sites yield of valuable and high quality HDPE ‘natural’ (blow mould grade) for colour-critical applications. Viridor Polymer Recycling is one of the most highly regarded

May 6, 2014

Compost Awareness Week in West Sussex

Green-fingered staff from Viridor’s Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) in West Sussex rolled up their sleeves to demonstrate the use of ‘Reclaim’ at a local allotment site this week, marking the start of International Compost Awareness Week. The recipients of the 10 tonnes of nutritious soil conditioner were the Stopham Plotters Association, a local community

May 2, 2014

Viridor awarded contract to upgrade recycling in Plymouth

Viridor has announced today that it has been awarded a 10-year contract to upgrade and operate a new Material Recycling Facility (MRF) at Chelson Meadow by Plymouth City Council that will improve the recycling services to households across Plymouth. The new £6m facility will sort all the kerbside collected recyclate and enable Plymouth residents to


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