Veolia will support The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s net zero 2030 ambitions under a new long-term environmental services contract.
Awarded for a term of over 9 years, the new contract includes kerbside recycling and waste collections, bulky waste and street cleansing and will expand an existing food waste recycling scheme to cover the whole of Hammersmith & Fulham.
The borough is home to several high-profile events for which Veolia will deliver street cleansing services namely the Boat Race, Queen’s Club tennis and around the three football stadiums on match days.
A tailormade recycling improvement plan will be devised in collaboration with the Council and will be supported by a new Education, Communication and Outreach team to engage with residents and community groups on the ground to introduce new initiatives to increase recycling.
Veolia will also work with Hammersmith & Fulham to develop electric vehicle (EV) and charging infrastructure solutions, creating significant reductions in CO2e emissions, improving air quality and diminishing noise pollution in line with the council’s “Climate Emergency” target of achieving net zero by 2030.
Gavin Graveson, Veolia Senior Executive Vice-President for Northern Europe, comments: “We are delighted to announce that we are the environmental partner of choice for Hammersmith & Fulham Council. The contract will significantly boost recycling rates across the borough, conserving resources in line with our purpose of ecological transformation.
“We are committed to launching social value initiatives within the community, such as introducing the Sustainability Fund to support local biodiversity and recycling projects, provide recruitment opportunities for long term unemployed residents and increase the number of apprentices.”