Viridor undertakes £1m glass recycling plant revamp and secures multiple local authority contract

Viridor undertakes £1m glass recycling plant revamp and secures multiple local authority contract

April 11, 2018

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 upgrades Newhouse facility

Viridor Resource Management (VRM) Managing Director Keith Trower said:

"Viridor has completed the £1 million upgrade of its £25m facility in Newhouse, near Motherwell – one of the UK’s most advanced glass recycling facilities – as part of Viridor’s commitment to meeting the high quality cullet standards required by Scottish bottlemakers and to achieving Viridor’s circular economy goals."

Paul Brown, Viridor’s Managing Director of Recycling and Integrated Assets, said the contract win was:

“a significant step in ensuring the company was able to supply the level of feedstock needed by the Scottish remelt sector, especially to address increasing demand in the whisky and gin sector.”

The two-year contract, with two one-year extensions, covers Angus, Dundee, Perth and Kinross, Scottish Borders and West Lothian and gives each authority the option of either delivering the glass to the Newhouse facility or to use Viridor’s haulage.

Angus, Dundee, Perth and Kinross and West Lothian service began on 2 April, Scottish Borders will join on 1 May, 2019.


  • 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.
  • Their full range of services includes: recycling and waste advice and auditing; advanced materials recycling; glass and plastics reprocessing; composting; mechanical and biological treatment; anaerobic digestion; waste to energy; transport; collection; landfill disposal; and habitat restoration and management. For more information, please see