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Viridor Commercial Director Paul Ringham, Viridor Head of Contracts Patrick Murray, Viridor Lead Operations Manager Rachel Fisher, Somerset Waste Partnership Managing Director Micky Green, SWP Chairman Cllr Derek Yeomans and Cllr David Hall.

Viridor and Somerset Waste Partnership extend contract to 2031

Viridor and Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) have agreed a nine-year, £80 million extension of their comprehensive waste management contract to 2031. Somerset Waste Partnership manages household waste services on behalf of Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset district councils, Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council. The initial 16-year contract with Viridor, which

Viridor and Suffolk County Council agree 10-year contract renewal

Viridor and Suffolk County Council have agreed a £88.75 million renewal of the contact for the council’s mixed dry recyclate. The 10-year contract, which covers the sorting of the recyclate through Masons Materials Recycling Facility, near Ipswich, and marketing of the material by Viridor Resource Management, begins in May. Viridor Head of Local Authority Development

Laura Rattigan, Viridor St Helens Unit Manager, with Lee Shaw-Binns, Viridor St Helens Compliance Manager.

Viridor retains prestigious WEEELABEX accreditation for St Helens WEEE facility

Viridor has retained the WEEELABEX accreditation for its cooling process at the St Helens, Merseyside, WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) facility. Viridor St Helens was the first in the UK to achieve this prestigious certification in 2015 after undergoing an extensive evaluation of its systems and processing of refrigeration treatment.  Tom Liddell, Viridor’s Head

Viridor's 2018 Sustainability Report.

Viridor releases 2018 Sustainability Report and urges wider industry reporting against UN goals

Viridor has released its 2018 Sustainability Report, drawing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its benchmark for defining performance. Dan Cooke, Group Head of Sustainability for Viridor’s parent company, Pennon, said the resources and waste management industry would benefit from wider and consistent reporting against the UN SDGs. He said: “There are currently

Viridor’s Head of Recycling Assets, Colin Richardson.

Viridor’s £3.7 million investment in Crayford Materials Recycling Facility

    Viridor has invested £3.7 million in enhanced paper purity and fire protection systems at its Crayford Materials Recycling Facility near Dartford. The Crayford MRF receives 300,000 tonnes of co-mingled content from 28 local authorities each year. Crayford MRF, through extensive mechanical recovery and manual quality controls, processes large volumes of municipal and commercial

Viridor’s Sales and Collections Managing Director, Mark A Woods, with Stuart Beavers, Head of Retail Services at Safestore.

Viridor wins two-year national waste management contract with UK’s largest self-storage provider

Viridor has won a new two-year waste management contract with Safestore, the UK’s largest self-storage provider.  The two-year agreement for a total waste management solution covering Safestore’s 120 locations across the UK was reached following a competitive tender exercise undertaken on behalf of Viridor by David Rollinson, National Sales Executive.  Raj Bhania, Supply Chain Manager

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

The BBC's The One Show visited Rochester Plastics Recycling Facility and the Skelmersdale reprocessing plant as part of their beach plastic special.

Viridor and The One Show use beach plastic to show the Circular Economy in action

Viridor and the BBC’s The One Show combined their resources to send a powerful message on the need to act now to stem the tide of beach and ocean plastics and to demonstrate  how the Circular Economy can work when the right stuff is put in the right bin.  Viridor’s Logistics team transported the beach

Viridor statement following deposit return scheme announcement

Viridor, the UK’s biggest recycling company, looks forward to working with the Government on a deposit return scheme which ensures waste is valued as a resource, rather than rubbish, kept off our beaches and out of oceans and put back in the British economy where it belongs. With its current investment and plans for expansion

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