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December 21, 2015

Work commences in earnest at Beddington Energy Recovery Facility

Viridor welcomed members from the South London Waste Partnership and Lagan Construction Group in December to mark the start of construction of its Energy Recovery Facility at Beddington, South London. The £205 million facility will transform 300,000 tonnes of non-recycled waste each year from Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton into 26 MW of electricity –

December 17, 2015

Viridor helps Oxfordshire’s school children make the right choices

Viridor welcomed teachers and pupils from The Bicester School to its state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility at Ardley to mark the start of a partnership to help pupils gain invaluable insight into how subjects, such as maths and science, directly link to careers within the recycling, resources and renewable energy sector. The partnership, brought together by

Councils continue to count the cost of contaminated recycling this Christmas

UK councils are continuing to count the cost of contamination this Christmas.  That was the message from Chris Jonas, Director of Business Development at Viridor – one of the UK’s largest recyclers. Against a backdrop of local authority consultations on responses to austerity, Viridor has called on council’s to act, following best practice in the

The Scotsman Interview : Ian McAulay

Viridor CEO talked recently to The Scotsman : ‘Scotland’s National Newspaper’ about transforming waste, commodity markets and why he prefers a book to a Kindle. Read the full article here.

Viridor driving Mission Christmas

Trafford based staff from Viridor, a leading UK recycling and renewable energy company will be busy collecting donated toys from Greater Manchester residents from over 300 locations to support Key 103’s Cash for Kids, Mission Christmas campaign. The donated toys will ensure over 30,000 Greater Manchester children living in poverty get to open a gift

Viridor calls for Scottish Resource Networks as part COP 21 response

Scottish Government should move quickly to develop a series of regional resource networks as part of its UN COP 21 Climate Change response.  That was the key finding of a policy paper published today (10th December 2015) by Scotland’s leading resources, recycling and renewable energy company, Viridor launched at a major Scotland 2020 international conference

Longley Lane Recycling Facility

December 4, 2015

Viridor’s Customers in Recycling Top Ten

On Tuesday (December 1), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced the top ten recycling authorities in England. Viridor congratulates these leading lights of municipal recycling, as well as all those authorities with improved recycling rates. Of England’s ten leading local authorities, Viridor is proud to congratulate five of its own customers,

Balanced circular economy package will boost British recycling but needs new regional resource networks

EU Circular Economy Package highlights: Member States to use economic instruments to incentivise the waste hierarchy. A municipal waste recycling target of 65% by 2030. Higher recycling targets for packaging waste. New EU rules on extended producer responsibility schemes. A restriction on landfill of municipal waste to no more than 10% of arisings by 2030.

Why the black stuff can boost recycling.

The black stuff.  It’s the subject of global speculation, price fluctuation and can make or break a nation.  But it’s the other black stuff – and not that served by the pint in Dublin’s Temple Bar – that’s got the resource sector fixated. It’s the black stuff from Britain’s network of energy recovery facilities to

Viridor secures 25-year Welsh residual waste deal

Viridor has secured a contract to transform 95,000 tonnes of residual waste annually into low carbon energy and recycled aggregates from Tomorrow’s Valley – a group of four Welsh local authorities, led by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. The 25-year contract, which may be extended for a further five years, will begin in April 2016 and


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