About us

Viridor operates
over 320 facilities
across the UK.
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Our purpose encompasses everything that we do.  We're giving the world’s resources new life. Whether those resources are collected by our vehicles from a primary school in Kent or delivered into our Energy Recovery Facilities in Cardiff or Runcorn, we transform ‘waste’ into the items and energy that society will need tomorrow.

Gone is the traditional ‘waste’ collection and disposal company. To achieve our purpose we have established two distinct business units, Recycling and Resources and Energy. These business units help us to focus our time and expertise on the services that our customers want.

The priority for our SME customers may be a reliable local service at an affordable cost; our corporate customers may be seeking flexibility and added sustainability benefits and our local authority customers may need to find ways to continue to increase their recycling levels and divert waste away from landfill whilst also minimising their costs. Our energy division, meanwhile, will consistently focus on squeezing the last drop of value from non-recyclable ‘waste’ and continue to lead the UK’s resources industry in establishing next-generation technologies allowing us to generate high levels of green energy.

We use our strategic expertise combined with local knowledge and friendly service to offer all ‘waste’ producers an opportunity to join with us to help give the world’s resources new life.

Viridor is part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group plc. We are committed to creating and delivering value for our customers and  stakeholders whilst making a positive contribution to the development of our employees and the environment.

To find out more about our purpose and values watch our video.




On average, people in the UK throw away their own body weight in rubbish every 7 weeks. What can we do to change this?

BLOG > Too much or too little? The latest from Director of Business Development, @ChrisCJonas http://t.co/89T8kbNQLn http://t.co/eUgEAitOvO

Every tonne of paper recycled saves enough electricity for an average 3 bedroom house for one year #RecyclingFacts http://t.co/SwFc6Qrfzo

One week since the carrier bag charge was launched in England. Are you remembering to take bags with you to #reuse? http://t.co/rxdEN9rKrF