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.
In 2005, over 50,000 tonnes of rubbish was re-used, recycled, composted or diverted from landfill.
Veolia's Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), converts 350,000 tonnes of Birmingham’s rubbish into electricity each year.
Veolia operates two major waste transfer stations in Birmingham that manage the city's waste.
Veolia is involved with a number of local organisations to help improve community facilities and foster good relationships.
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- 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.
- 28 January 2014
Expanded recycling in Birmingham
Residents of Birmingham can now recycle a wider range of materials thanks to a new arrangement between the city council and its waste disposal contractor Veolia Environmental Services.
Platinum rating achieved in BitC CR Index
We achieved Platinum in the Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index - find out more!
The EnviroGrant Scheme is a community fund to which not-for-profit community groups in Birmingham can apply for.
Clinical and pharmaceutical
Clinical waste has been safely handled and destroyed at Tyseley for many years via the Energy Recovery process, in 2005 we built...
The United Kingdom produces in the region of 30 million tonnes of household rubbish each year.