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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

• Viridor, Dunbar, staff help the West Barns Christmas Lights Committee put up their new lights after a £1,200 Viridor donation.

Viridor lights up West Barns for Christmas

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, is bringing some early festive cheer to West Barns by helping light up the village high street with brand new Christmas lights.  The company has donated £1,200 to the West Barns Christmas Lights Fund, with the donation going towards some new lights for the local community near

Viridor, Grundon and Lakeside join forces to focus on providing STEM education to local schoolchildren

The Lakeside Energy from Waste Facility (EfW) welcomed five local schools to Colnbrook when it hosted an event managed by the Engineering Development Trust – an organisation sponsored by HRH, the Prince of Wales.  The event, which included tours of the award-winning facility, was designed to encourage Year 8/9 students to consider a range of

The Beddington ERF construction partners Neil Thompson Fichtner, Dominique Granger CNIM, Andrew Whittington Merton Mencap, Garry Wolfe Viridor and Gareth Rooney Lagan Construction Group.

Viridor donates to Merton Mencap after safety milestone

Workers building Viridor’s Beddington Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Sutton have chosen to donate £1,000 to Merton Mencap after reaching 500,000 working hours without a lost time incident. Over the summer there have been around 450 construction workers at the site and ensuring that everyone goes home safely at the end of each day is

Pupils from Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow, Rhydpenau Primary School in Cardiff and Launton Church of England Primary in Oxfordshire on visits to the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre, Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility and Ardley ERF.

Viridor uses ‘pester power’ to get recycling moving

England, Scotland and Wales have some ambitious recycling targets over the next few years and, if they are to be achieved, a fairly seismic shift in behaviour and education is crucial.  Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, said its research (the 2016 Viridor Recycling Index) revealed that, while the public

An artist's impression of the £252m state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Avonmouth.

£252m construction project offers opportunities to South West businesses

Firms invited to meet-the-buyer event on 12 July at Bristol Golf Club Local businesses and contractors, including those in the Bristol and Avonmouth areas, have the chance to take part in a landmark £252million construction project. Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, is building a state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility (ERF)

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