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Viridor joins the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants

Viridor has become the newest member of the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP). The company currently operates eight energy recovery plants in the UK, with three in commissioning and another under construction. This year Viridor facilities will receive 2.9 million tonnes of residual waste (including joint venture facilities), producing 242MW electricity, enough to power

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Viridor and Kier sign 10,000-tonne Sheffield Glass contract

Viridor and Kier Environmental Services have joined forces in a 12-month contract which will see Cheshire West and Chester councils’ 10,000 tonnes per annum kerbside collected glass sent to Sheffield as part of a closed loop recycling waste management solution.  Viridor Resource Management Managing Director Keith Trower said the company was committed to ensuring that

Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility.

Energy recovery within a waste strategy

This article first appeared in the May edition of Energy World magazine.   Waste-to-energy plants, or waste-fuelled energy recovery facilities, have come a long way since early incinerators, and now take their place firmly within the national resources and waste strategy, writes Viridor’s Lisa Templeton. Modern energy recovery facilities (ERFs – often also referred to

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May 8, 2018

Viridor launches answer to hard hat recycling

Jason Goozee, Managing Director at Polymer Industries, (left) and Ian Poyser, Viridor Account Manager, (right) with the latest hard hats to be recycled Hot on the heels of signing the UK Plastics Pact, Viridor has launched what is believed to be the industry’s first hard hat recycling scheme which aims to divert thousands of complex

May 3, 2018

Viridor issues gas canister appeal ahead of barbecue season

As the UK gets ready to dust off its barbecues in the hope of sunny weather, Viridor is writing to the more than 200 local authority sites it services across the UK reminding them of the dangers gas canisters present.   Viridor’s Head of Recycling Assets (WEEE – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Tom Liddell

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May 2, 2018

How Viridor is using training, apprenticeships and education programmes to invest in the industry’s future

Originally published by Recycling & Waste World on 12 April 2018 here  People are the lifeblood of any sector but, with the circular economy and low carbon goals of our industry, we need the best and the brightest to drive aspirations for future development. Viridor has the UK’s largest network of 300-plus waste facilities, including

Runcorn ERF Control Room

Viridor and Ansa sign 55,000-tonne Cheshire East contract

Viridor and Ansa Environmental Services have signed a new contract to divert Cheshire East’s residual waste away from landfill.   This partnership will see the two companies working together to transform around 55,000 tonnes a year of household residual waste into a fuel for energy recovery at Viridor’s Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility (ERF).   The

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