Viridor wins £700m UK waste project

Waste management company Viridor has been appointed as the preferred bidder for a £700 million project in the UK. The Clyde Valley Residual Waste project is jointly run by five councils – East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire – for a long-term solution for treatment and disposal of waste. Viridor will […]

Viridor wins Merseyside waste contract

A contract to divert 20,000 tonnes of waste from landfill in Merseyside has been inked. The deal between waste company Viridor and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) aims to bring environmental and economic benefits for the county. The waste will be transformed into renewable energy in the form of electricity and heat at Viridor’s Runcorn […]

Work starts on £177m UK energy recovery facility

Construction has started on a waste to energy plant in Scotland. The £177 energy recovery facility (ERF) in East Lothian will process 300,000 tonnes of post-recycling waste every year. It will generate 30MW of renewable energy – enough to power 39,000 homes – and also offer up to 10MW of heat for local use. The […]

Oxfordshire’s £205m energy-from-waste plant open

A new £205 million energy-from-waste plant in Oxforshire has officially been opened. The Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) can process 300,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste into renewable energy. The plant has a capacity of 26MW – enough electricity to power 38,000 homes. That’s equivalent to more than two-thirds of Oxford. Ian McAulay, Chief Executive of Viridor […]

South London energy plant given the thumbs up

Sutton Council has given permission to build an energy plant in Beddington, near Croydon. Recycling energy company Viridor is ready to proceed with its Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) project this summer. The Beddington ERF will process 275,000 tonnes of residual waste. It will generate 26MW of electricity – enough to power around 30,000 homes. The […]

£223m energy recovery plant in Wales complete

Construction of a £223 million energy-from-waste facility in Wales has been completed. Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Trident Park in Cardiff is expected to process 350,000 tonnes of rubbish every year. It is exporting 30MW of electricity to the grid, enough to power around 50,000 households, the company said. The plant is said to […]

Waste-to-energy plant officially opened in Exeter

An energy recovery facility that has the capacity to process 60,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste every year has officially been opened in Exeter. The plant produces 3.7MW of electricity, out of which around 3.2MW is exported to the grid – enough to power around 5,000 homes. Councillor John Clatworthy, Deputy Leader of Devon County Council said: […]

Viridor bags Dacorum recycling contract

Waste management firm Viridor has won a contract to process and sell dry recyclable materials for Dacorum borough council. More than 18,000 tonnes of household waste such as paper, plastic bottles, cans, foil and glass will be recycled at its facility in Crayford. It will sort and turn the materials into the “highest possible quality” […]

Viridor’s £200m waste-to-energy plant connected to grid

A new £200 million energy-from-waste plant in Oxfordshire has exported its first electricity to the National Grid. The Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) is expected to process around 300,000 tonnes of residual waste every year – generating enough electricity to power more than 38,000 homes. Around 95% of municipal waste in Oxfordshire is to be […]

Runcorn energy from waste plant switches on

The Runcorn power plant on the river Mersey which burns rubbish for fuel started generating electricity yesterday. The Cheshire plant will treat up to 850,000 tonnes of refuse derived fuel (RDF) each year once a second phase of the site is finished. Waste management firm Viridor which owns the project said it will generate up to […]