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March 13, 2019 , ,

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

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 wins total waste contract for Hinkley Point C

Viridor will be playing a crucial role in maximising the environmental credentials of one of Europe’s largest construction projects after securing the total waste management contract at Hinkley Point C. The company will be working with EDF Energy and using its expertise to deliver a zero to landfill agreement which emphasises the waste hierarchy and

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

Viridor landfill ‘time tunnel’ to be explored in Year of Green Action

 A landfill “time tunnel” which explores the history of waste is part of a year-long programme of environmental events planned by Viridor this year. In its 25-Year Environment Plan, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs named 2019 as a Year of Green Action, aimed highlighting the role that people and businesses can play

Viridor Beddington Community Fund already supporting local projects with around £65,000

As part of Viridor’s commitment to deliver lasting benefits to the local community in south London, Viridor has provided local projects with around £65,000 through the Beddington Community Fund. The Fund was launched in late 2016, to help support local community projects within the London Boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Croydon and Sutton. The initiative allows

(L-R) helping with the sorting process, the Beddington ERF construction partners visit the Sutton Foodbank to give their support – Vincent Carles (CNIM), Neil Thompson (Fichtner), Mark Tomlinson (Sutton Foodbank), and Garry Wolfe (Viridor).

Beddington ERF brings Christmas cheer to Sutton Foodbank

Members of the Beddington ERF construction team, including CNIM, Fichtner and Viridor, supported the Sutton Foodbank this Christmas by presenting them with £1200 that will be used to support vulnerable members of the community. The donation has been made to mark the achievement of working for 250,000 hours at the ERF without a safety incident.

Phil Piddington, Managing Director of Viridor and Chairman of the Environmental Services Association

Viridor welcomes Government’s new Resources & Waste Strategy

Viridor, the largest UK-owned resources and waste company, has welcomed the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy as an an important policy framework to guide future investment. This investment is crucial to delivery of recycling and reprocessing infrastructure to match UK recycling ambitions. Phil Piddington, Managing Director of Viridor and Chairman of the Environmental Services Association,

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

From left to right: Cash for Kids Charity Executive Alice Edwards and Forth 1’s Marty and Boogie join forces with Viridor’s Alex Dunbar, Barry Neill and Indya Nisbet for Mission Christmas 2018.

Forth 1’s Boogie gives Viridor’s Mission Christmas partnership the thumbs up

Radio Forth morning favourites, Boogie and Marty have made a special visit to the station’s Cash for Kids distribution centre to thank representatives from Viridor, Scotland’s biggest recycling and renewable energy company, for their help with the 2018 Mission Christmas appeal. Making use of its logistics expertise, Viridor has provided a team of five dedicated

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