Veolia Environmental Services in Birmingham

Birmingham’s waste strategy reflects the national policy of viewing waste as a resource rather than rubbish. In partnership with Birmingham City Council we are working towards achieving a 40% recycling rate by 2026.

Recycling Centres

Household recycling centres

In 2005, over 50,000 tonnes of rubbish was re-used, recycled, composted or diverted from landfill.

Energy Recovery

Veolia's energy recovery facility

Veolia's Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), converts 350,000 tonnes of Birmingham’s rubbish into electricity each year.

Transfer stations

Veolia's waste transfer stations

Veolia operates two major waste transfer stations in Birmingham that manage the city's waste.


Veolia in the community

Veolia is involved with a number of local organisations to help improve community facilities and foster good relationships.


Important Notice to Customers – GAS BOTTLES

Veolia Environmental Services in Birmingham are reminding customers not to put gas bottles (full or …


Latest news

  • 30 July 2014 Book here for our Wonder Open Day!
    We are holding a Wonder Open Day at the Tyseley Energy Recovery Facility on Friday 15 August and Saturday 16 August. Booking is essential. See details below on how to book.
  • 16 April 2014 Recycling Centres over Easter
    We anticipate high usage levels over the Easter period at all of our Household Recycling Centres. Our quietest periods are between 4pm and 8pm Monday to Friday. If you are able to visit during these periods we would encourage you to do so to speed up your visit.
  • 24 March 2014 Launch of new sustainability and recycling awards
    Businesses, community groups and schools are being urged to submit entries to Birmingham’s new Sustainability and Recycling Awards, which will be launched soon. Birmingham City Council’s new awards scheme, sponsored by Veolia replaces the Recycling Awards and Green Restaurant Awards to celebrate innovative green initiatives across the city.
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