Company description


Viridor is one of the UK's leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies.  Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor puts waste into action, transforming it into high quality recyclables, raw materials and energy.

Each year Viridor transforms over two million tonnes of materials into high quality recyclate, and yet more into over 760 gigawatt hours of renewable energy.  In total it safely manages over eight million tonnes of recyclables and waste materials for customers from all sectors across the UK.

Employing over 3,200 people, Viridor strives to be an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable business. All sites and services are operated under the company's business management system incorporating the highest environmental, quality and health and safety standards.

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Priory Bridge Road

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Company updates

  • December 28, 2020

    Bidders emerge for North East EfW project tender

    The seven North East councils in the UK comprised of Durham County, Newcastle City, Middlesbrough and the Boroughs of Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland, and Stockton-on-Tees, has recei...

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  • November 17, 2020

    Glasgow extends Landfill PPP project

    The Glasgow city council in Scotland, UK has extended the landfill operation and maintenance contract with FCC environment UK until December 2022 with provision for a further two expansion period...

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  • March 23, 2020

    Pennon Group Plc to sell Virdor limited for GBP 4.2 billion to KKR

    Pennon Group Plc (Pennon) has announced that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of Viridor Limited (Viridor), one of the UK's leading recycling and residual waste businesses, to P...

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  • January 18, 2019

    John Laing divests waste-to-energy plant in Manchester

    John Laing Group has announced that the agreed sale of its 37.43% shareholding in Manchester Waste TPS Co for GBP54.5 million (US$70.1 million) completed in late December 2018.  Manchester Waste...

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  • October 05, 2017

    Manchester terminates PFI waste contract with Viridor Laing consortium

    Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has announced it has terminated its PFI contract with the Viridor Laing consortium.

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  • May 05, 2017

    Manchester to terminate its PFI contract with Viridor Laing consortium

    The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has chosen to terminate its PFI contract with the Viridor Laing consortium.

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  • December 07, 2016

    Viridor commits to Avonmouth Energy Recovery Facility investment

    Viridor has announced its intention to proceed with the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Avonmouth, on the outskirts of Bristol.  The announcement was contained in half year results re...

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  • September 07, 2016

    Ian McAulay stepping down as CEO of Viridor

    Ian McAulay is stepping down as CEO of Viridor and from the Pennon Board to pursue other opportunities and Phil Piddington has been appointed as Managing Director. 

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  • June 22, 2016

    Clyde Valley waste project reaches Financial and Commercial Close

    Viridor Waste Management has signed the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) the residual waste treatment facility. The waste centre will have the capacity...

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  • March 04, 2016

    EIB to finance viridor´s Cardiff energy recovery facility ERF

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has confirmed that will provide GBP 110 million (US$155 million) to support Cardiff’s Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) owned by Viridor, a Pennon Group...

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