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Viridor officially opens Sheffield glass recycling facility

Viridor has opened its recycling plant at Salmon Pastures, Sheffield, which includes a MRF and state-of-the-art glass recycling facility.

Recycling minister Lord Henley visited the plant for the opening, which will take 100,000 tonnes of glass for recycling in addition to the 100,000 tonnes of recyclables that will be sorted at the MRF. Waste from commercial and industrial customers, along with that from local authorities across the north of England, will be treated at the site.

Bob Armstrong, Viridor regional manager responsible for the site, said: “The Salmon Pastures site is an excellent example of our continued investment in effective recycling operations to produce high- quality materials from what would have previously have been wasted. With the plant now fully operational, the opening event has enabled us to explain how we work hard behind the scenes to safely and efficiently sort and recycle a wide range of materials on behalf of our customers.”

The original official opening of the facility scheduled for December last year had to be postponed as a result of local heavy snowfalls.

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