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August 15, 2018

Visit a Viridor Energy Recovery Facility during the UK’s largest Culture and Heritage Celebration

Viridor is inviting the public to put on a hard-hat and discover how waste is transformed into energy during this years national Heritage Open Days. The company will be opening three Energy Recovery Facilities across a range of dates in September to highlight the positive impact they make in the communities they serve. Viridor’s Head

Ardley Energy Recovery Facility.

The changing landscape of energy and Viridor’s role

The following opinion piece first appeared in CIWM Journal on 9 August,  2018. The energy landscape in Great Britain has changed dramatically in recent years with most new capacity coming from smaller, locally connected generation sources. This trend is set to continue, says Viridor energy accreditations manager Steven Sepp. Viridor has embraced this evolving energy

The Bicester School pupils with Viridor's Ardley Education Officer Jessica-Baker Pike and teacher mentor Kelly McKaig.

Oxfordshire pupils tap into recycling for Go4SET project

Pupils from The Bicester School tapped into their interest in recycling for a Go4SET project which earned them a People’s Choice Award, will encourage greater use of tap water and refillable bottles and reduce single use plastic at the Oxfordshire school.  In a project which saw the school partnered with one of the UK’s biggest

The control room of a Viridor energy recovery facility.

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

Pupils from The Bicester School visting the dedicated Visitor Centre at Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF)

April 23, 2018

Community education strategy recognised by prestigious responsible business awards

Viridor has been recognised by the UK’s longest running awards programme which champions responsible businesses in the UK and abroad. The listing for the Business in the Community (BITC) Education Award 2018 is a result of the waste management firms new ‘Business Class Strategy’ inspired by Ardley Energy Recovery Centre’s successful partnership with an Oxfordshire

Peterborough Energy Recovery Centre.

Viridor wins new two-year waste management contract with Broadland Housing Group

Viridor has won a two-year waste management contract with a Norwich-based housing group responsible for 5,000 family homes, apartments, sheltered housing and housing with care throughout Norfolk and North Suffolk.  Broadland Housing Group (Broadland) will work with Viridor to raise awareness among its staff to ensure they segregate and recycle as much material as possible, with

Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Environment Yvonnne Constance (front) with Viridor’s Managing Director of Major Contracts Chris Jonas, Viridor Regional Contracts Manager Paul Rowland, Oxfordshire County Council Strategic Manager (Waste and Transport) Andrew Pau and Ardley ERF Operations Manager Jim Thompson.

One million tonnes of rubbish transformed into energy at Ardley ERF

Viridor and Oxfordshire County Council have marked the one millionth tonne of residual waste received at the Ardley Energy Recovery Facility this week (11 December 2017), all of it used to create valuable renewable energy. Viridor’s Managing Director of Major Contracts, Chris Jonas, said the company was proud to recognise this landmark moment with its

Avonmouth ERF is currently under construction.

Viridor says UK needs serious debate on vital infrastructure

Viridor says the UK needs to move beyond the debate about the scale of the UK’s residual waste treatment capacity gap and start a serious discussion about the best way to fund the vital recycling and recovery infrastructure required to meet the demand of the UK economy.  This is the view of Viridor’s Strategy and

Ardley ERF

Viridor to host international delegation on visit to Ardley ERF

Viridor will welcome 36 delegates from the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Working Group on Energy Recovery to a series of meetings at its Ardley Energy Recovery Facility in Oxfordshire in September.  Viridor’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Dan Cooke, a member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) General Council, said ISWA was the global organisation

Find out what really happens to your rubbish with Heritage Open Days

This September members of the public are invited to find out what happens at three of Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facilities as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days. The following sites can be visited by the public in September where they will be shown around by knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides: The team at Peterborough Energy


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