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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

Viridor staff and Shining Stars with the van the charity bought with Viridor funding.

Viridor helps local stars to shine in Bargeddie

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, has pledged its support to much-loved local charity, Shining Stars ASN Theatre School, throughout 2018.  The charity, which is based close to Viridor’s Bargeddie site, has recently received funding from the company to purchase a newly branded van which will enable the team to travel to the

Gabby Pieraccini, Head of Zero Waste at Scottish Government.

Pieraccini put circular economy policy into practice, says Viridor

Scotland’s leading recycling, resource and renewable energy partner, Viridor, today recognised the contribution of the outgoing Head of Zero Waste at Scottish Government. Gabby Pieraccini, Head of Zero Waste at Scottish Government, has announced she is moving on after three years in the prominent civil service role to take a new position in the Scottish

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