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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

Livingston FC manager Gary Holt, player Jack Hamilton and Barry Neill from Viridor get in the holiday spirit to support Forth Radio’s Mission Christmas.

Livingston FC joins forces with sponsor Viridor to support Mission Christmas

Scottish Premiership football team Livingston FC has joined forces with Viridor, Scotland’s biggest recycling and renewable energy company to support Radio Forth’s 2018 Mission Christmas appeal. With the help of Viridor, the club has signed up to be a collection point for fans and locals alike who wish to donate gifts and help make Christmas

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

The new Bonnyrigg bins and Viridor lock system.

New Viridor bins help Edinburgh businesses challenge staff to recycle more

Viridor is introducing a new bin designed to help Edinburgh businesses drive up their recycling rates along with a new Viridor “V” bin locking mechanism. Barry Neill, Viridor’s Bonnyrigg Collections Business Manager, said the company, with customers across Edinburgh, understood that everyone wanted to make the most of recycling opportunities and support Scotland’s ambitions towards

Pennon Head of Sustainability Dan Cooke, Viridor Newhouse Process Operations Manager John Elliot, SEPA Chief Executive Officer Terry A’Hearn and Pennon Director of Environment Ed Mitchell.

Viridor and SEPA discuss Scotland’s glass resource at Newhouse glass recycling facility

Viridor and its parent company Pennon have hosted SEPA Chief Executive Officer Terry A’Hearn at the company’s £25 million Scottish glass recycling facility at Newhouse, the UK’s most advanced glass plant, designed to help drive Scotland’s circular economy.  Mr A’Hearn was given a tour of plant which features advanced recycling technology from across the globe.

Viridor Bonnyrigg team members (from left) Wojciech Wieczorek, and Indya Nisbet and Andrzej Wlodarcyk in Edinburgh ahead of the start of the Fringe Festival.

Viridor set to collect an extra 500 tonnes of glass during Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Scotland leading recycling company, Viridor, will collect an extra 500 tonnes of glass during Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, which starts next week, when the population of Scotland’s capital city doubles from 500,000 to one million.  Generally, however, recycling during the festival drops by 30 tonnes with a corresponding 90-tonne increase in general waste which is why

From Bargeddie Colts; Stuart Allardyce, Jimmy Docherty, and Andrew Chedumbrum, From Viridor; Jock Templeton, Natalie Long, Kerry McCluskey and John Prendergast.

Viridor sponsors Bargeddie Colts Football Club

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring the Bargeddie Colts 06 team, the youth football club based near its Bargeddie site in North Lanarkshire.   The football club, which is formed of pupils under the age of 13, received the funding to purchase brand new football strips,

L-R: (Dunbar Grammar School Pupils) Izzie Love / Milla Berggren / Tess Brennan / Rachael Dickson / Kitty Bird (Judging Panel) Cllr Shamin Akhtar / Tom Reid - Waste Service Manager ELC / Provost/Cllr John McMillan / Katie Colquhuon - Viridor (Knox Academy Pupils) Sammy Hall / Rachel Smith / James Dobrescu-Parr

East Lothian schools’ success in Viridor eco challenge

Pupils from two East Lothian schools have won recognition for projects that have been hailed as “excellent” in a prestigious competition sponsored by Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, Viridor. The teams from Dunbar Grammar School and Knox Academy in Haddington so impressed judges with their projects to improve the county’s sustainability and recycling

Newhouse Glass Recycling Facility.

Viridor completes £1m glass recycling plant upgrade and wins multiple local authority contract

  Viridor has completed a £1 million upgrade of its Scottish glass recycling plant and has secured a Scottish Procurement contract covering five Scottish local authorities and a total estimated annual tonnage of 10,500. Viridor Resource Management (VRM) Managing Director Keith Trower said Viridor had completed the £1 million upgrade of its £25m facility in

Ryan Porter, from Viridor, Newhouse, became a CBeebies “presenter” for the day, helping the BBC team to explain the glass recycling process.

Viridor brings recycling to life for pre-schoolers on Cbeebies

Viridor’s recycling facility in Newhouse is featured on an episode of ‘Down of the Farm’, a programme on CBeebies which teaches pre-schoolers about where their food comes from, but also about how to care for the environment and its inhabitants in different seasons.  For the upcoming winter series, the programme will be showing children what

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