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October 31, 2014

Scottish Young Recycler of the Year

Viridor’s Katie Ferrie has been named as Scottish Young Recycler of the Year at the Scottish Government’s Scottish Resources Awards. A graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University, Ms. Ferrie is employed at the firm’s Scottish HQ at EuroCentral, Lanarkshire as Scottish Strategic Sales Delivery Manager. Ferrie, a product of the company’s fast track graduate programme, joined

October 27, 2014

Trident Park achieves safety milestone

Viridor and its construction partners Lagan Construction and CNIM are celebrating the achievement of working one million man hours without a lost time accident (LTA) during the construction of the Energy Recovery Facility at Trident Park, Cardiff.  600+ employees were working on the site at the peak of construction from a wide range of trades,

October 24, 2014

Scottish Resources Conference

As Scotland’s resources and renewable energy leader, Viridor is giving the world’s resources new life. Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor works with 96 of Scottish local authorities, public bodies and leading Scottish businesses such as RBS, Scottish Power and Coca-Cola Enterprises. In addition to its £100m Scottish network, Viridor is investing up

October 22, 2014

Backing Commons Cttee call for DEFRA action

TIME TO TRANSFORM WASTE POLICYVIRIDOR BACKS COMMONS COMMITTEE CALLS FOR DEFRA ACTION Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies, today (Wed. 22nd October 2014) backed a House of Commons select committee calls to transform waste policy if the UK is to avoid missed recycling targets and the loss of

October 16, 2014

Exeter Energy Recovery Facility Officially Opened

Viridor’s new Energy Recovery Facility in Exeter was officially opened today (Thursday 16 October) with a series of celebrations. The Chairman of Devon County Council, George Gribble formally opened the Facility with a gathering of delegates from Viridor, Devon County Council, construction and initial operating company TIRU/Cyclerval, and  local community representatives. Later in the day

Colin Drummond OBE to retire from Viridor

Viridor announces that its Chairman, Colin Drummond, will be retiring in the New Year. Colin was Chief Executive of Viridor for twenty years until September 2013 and laid the foundation of its current strategy of developing its network of energy recovery facilities, working alongside its leading recycling services. Colin said: “It has been a great

Helping clear up after the floods

As the flood water slowly recedes, and affected villages in Somerset finally get access to their roads, home owners are getting on with clearing out their flooded homes. Alongside the thousands of volunteers that have signed up to help, Viridor has put in the local infrastructure to help clear up the mess. Make-shift transfer stations

October 9, 2014

Manchester Bin Men form Secret Street Crew

It is seen as one of Britain’s less glamorous jobs, but Viridor’s ‘bin men’ are trying to change the negative stereotypes and show another side to the magic ‘bin fairies’ that take away your waste. On Sunday at 6pm, five of Manchester’s finest ‘bin men’ will feature on Sky 1’s Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew. Now in

Institute of Building visit Peterborough ERF

Today (9 October), Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) hosted 20 representatives from the Chartered Institute of Building for a presentation and tour of the construction site. The event involved talks from Paul Rowland, Regional Manager for Viridor, David Hutchinson of Fichtner Consulting Engineers and Rod Reeves of Interserve. The presenters gave the visitors a technical

October 7, 2014

Key executive appointments

Viridor is pleased to confirm the appointment of two new executive directors, filling strategic positions in the organisation. Paul Ringham joins Viridor as Commercial Director and Phillip Piddington joins as Chief Operating Officer – Energy.  Both are new positions reflecting Viridor’s ambitious growth strategy and its current £1.5 billion investment programme in recycling and energy


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