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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

The Peterborough team with Anna's hope charity

Red Bull Soapbox Glory Awaits Viridor’s Refuse Rocket Team

They are the Red Bull Soapbox Race team who put the wheels in wheelie bin…and, when Viridor’s Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) team proudly take to the track at London’s Alexandra Palace in the Refuse Rocket on 9 July, it will be to the rousing notes of My Old Man’s A Dustman. The race website

Innovative fund to support Peterborough’s projects

Viridor launches Viridor in Peterborough (ViP) Community Benefit Fund comprising funding of £20,000 a year plus additional contributions to support community led projects and organisations in and around Peterborough.   Applications are now being accepted with an easy to use criteria guide now available online.   Viridor works in partnership with Peterborough City Council to

Shailesh Vara explores energy recovery in Peterborough

In November Shailesh Vara, Member of Parliament for North West Cambridgeshire, visited the Viridor Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Fengate, Peterborough to see how Viridor transforms non-recyclable black-bag waste into enough renewable energy to power 15% of the City. The visit completed a successful month for the innovative Peterborough City Council project after driving the

Blog: Working together to create a future-fit city circular Peterborough

Driving to work along Fletton Parkway around Peterborough, I join fellow rush hour commuters travelling to work. With a coffee by my side that I picked up enroute, I pass the Ikea distribution centre on my left and the new houses on Hammonds Drive to my right. It occurs to me that all around me

Supporting the drive to a circular city as Peterborough ERF shortlisted

Viridor’s cutting-edge Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Fengate, Peterborough has made the final cut at this year’s Public Sector Sustainability awards for the partnership between the leading recycler and Peterborough City Council to transform non-recyclable household waste into energy to power around 16,000 homes. These prestigious awards have been acknowledging great achievements in the public

Exploring hidden places: Opening the doors on Peterborough’s war on waste

OPEN DAYS IN SEPTEMBER: THURSDAY 8 – 10.00-12.00 FRIDAY 9 – 10.00-12.00 SATURDAY 10 – 10.00-12.00 The team at Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility, in Fengate will be opening its doors to members of the public in September to explore the state-of-the-art facility which turns residual waste into energy. Making a significant step towards the City’s

Stewart Jackson MP energised by apprentice opportunities at Peterborough ERF

Last week, Member of Parliament for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson took the opportunity to visit the Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility to understand how the City’s household waste is transformed into vital renewable energy, enough to power 15,000 households. During the visit Stewart met with Ian Smith, Director of the ERF fleet for Viridor and Paul Rowland,

Amber Rudd sees the power of the £6.8bn resource management sector

Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and MP for Hastings and Rye, today visited Peterborough’s new Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) as part of a wider visit, to learn how the city is developing a future-fit energy strategy for its residents and businesses. The Secretary of State was joined

Peterborough ERF Commissioning Update: Steam Blowing

LATEST UPDATE FROM SITE – Friday 28 August @ 0800 Peterborough ERF is currently in commissioning phase.  As part of that process we will be conducting refractory dry out and boiler flushing.  This is a one-off process during commissioning only to ensure that the furnace can operate at the level required for operational conditions. This procedure involves firing

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