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Lithium ion battery warning issued after landfill site fire

Lithium ion (li-ion) batteries may have been to blame for setting 300 tonnes of refuse on fire last month. It took over 40 hours and, at its height, forty firefighters and six fire trucks to tackle the fire in Dunbar on 22 January. The Dunbar fire was in a building where waste arriving on site is

Dr George McGavin with Viridor's Dunbar Landfill Manager Barry Falagate during filming of a new BBC Four documentary.

Viridor helps to change perceptions of landfill with BBC Four

Viridor, one of the UK’s biggest recycling and waste management companies, is to be featured in a  new documentary on BBC Four charting the history of landfill and exploring how modern-day landfill sites operate. Dr George McGavin and Dr Zoe Laughlin will present ‘The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History’.  Along with the film crew

Members of Chirnside Juniors football club receive their £400 from Viridor's Charitable Donations Committee.

January 18, 2018 ,

Viridor donation helps kit out football stars of the future

Chirnside Juniors football club will be able to buy new training equipment for its young players after receiving  a £400 donation from Viridor’s Charitable Donations Committee. Stephen Higginbottom, who is one of the Assistant Shift team leaders for the Operations team at the new  £177 million energy recovery facility being built in Dunbar and  one of

A lost treasure is returned to a grateful family

Family harmony has returned once more to Eyemouth after a precious iPad binned by a younger sibling was unearthed from mountains of residual waste by a team at the Viridor waste site in Dunbar. Mum-of-three Gillian Kerr said she and her family were over the moon when Viridor staff contacted her to say the iPad, a

Viridor lights up Dunbar Christmas for ERF construction milestone

One of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, has reached a major construction milestone in the delivery of its new £177m Energy Recover Facility (ERF) at Dunbar in East Lothian. Viridor and technology specialist Babcock and Wilcox Vølund (BWV), have reached the half way point on the project as 50% of the

Dunbar charity boost for safe working hours milestone

One of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, has reached a major health and safety milestone in the delivery of its new £177m Energy Recover Facility (ERF), currently under construction at Dunbar in East Lothian. Viridor and its construction partners Interserve Construction Ltd and technology specialist Babcock and Wilcox Vølund (BWV), achieved

Viridor backs Lothians schools STEM challenge

VIRIDOR BACKS LOTHIANS SCHOOLS STEM CHALLENGE The brightest and best budding scientists and engineers from secondary schools across the Lothians and Central Scotland met in Heriot Watt University this week to contest the final of the area Go4SET competition. The Go4SET competition is focused on inspiring young people into science, technology engineering and maths careers,

Inspiring STEM at Dunbar SciFest

Over 10,000 visitors are set to be treated to a spectacular science showcase this weekend as the Viridor Stage Shows kick into action at one of the UK’s largest independent science festivals.  Viridor is once again supporting Dunbar SciFest as part of its commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), aimed at encouraging secondary

Viridor supports East Lothian Council unsung heroes

Viridor, the recycling, resources and distributed energy company developing a £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) at Dunbar, East Lothian, last night (12th November) presented the East Lothian Council ‘Unsung Hero’ Star Award to Keith Christie of the council’s outdoor education team. As part of a community sponsorship programme which includes  flagship GO4SET education partnership with

Dunbar jobs & business boost

The Dunbar economy is set for a real economic boost as technology and construction partners on Viridor’s new £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) announced details of their jobs fair and meet the buyer events next week. Part of a £500m Scottish investment programme in ‘next generation’ recycling and renewable energy infrastructure, the ERF will be

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