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Sheffield plant to close next month

Viridor will be closing its Sheffield waste treatment facility due to consistent commercial underperformance.

The Sheffield hazardous waste treatment plant based at Salmon Pastures will have to close at the end of next month because a large part of its input was liquid waste and since the introduction of the pre-treatment legislation that has banned liquid from going to landfill, it has failed to make much business.

A Viridor spokesman said that the site was underperforming for some time and that one of the main reasons for its closure was the impact of the pre-treatment legislation on the plant.  A number of redundancies are expected and consultation is underway with affected employees.

Viridor regional director Mark Burrows-Smith said: I would stress that the treatment plant closure and potential redundancies are in no way a reflection on the commitment and professionalism from all involved in the plant, but simply a feature of the changing market demands for waste management in the north. The overall changes will put our regional business on a better footing going forward.



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