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Viridor secures £548,000 grant for pilot project to extract water from landfill leachate

Viridor and a UK water purification company have secured government support for a pilot project to demonstrate how to harness landfill gas energy to extract water from the leachate produced at a Devon landfill site. Viridor and Newbury-based LAT Water have successfully secured a £548,000 grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s

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

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

Viridor and HOST 2 Ltd have agreed a total waste management contract for two campuses - Hinkley Campus accommodating 510 and Sedgemoor Campus which will be opening soon will accommodate 986 contractors for the Hinkley Point C project in Somerset.

Viridor wins total waste management contract for Hinkley contractors’ campuses

Viridor and HOST 2 Ltd have agreed a total waste management contract for two campuses –  Hinkley Campus accommodating 510 and Sedgemoor Campus which will be opening soon will accommodate 986 contractors for the Hinkley Point C project in Somerset. The project will see two new nuclear reactors built in the first in a new

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

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

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

Viridor has announced a new partnership with Lidl to provide general, wood, plastic and hazardous waste services to the £55 million Lidl Exeter Distribution Centre.

Viridor announces new Lidl Exeter partnership

Viridor has announced a new partnership with Lidl to provide general, wood, plastic and hazardous waste services to the £55 million Lidl Exeter Distribution Centre. Viridor Commercial Manager (East and Central) Victoria Waterhouse said the company was pleased to be working with Lidl at the UK’s largest distribution centre, a facility which was bringing more

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