How Veolia’s commercial and industrial recycing is helping to create a greener Birmingham.
Veolia Environmental Services works in partnership with commercial and industrial businesses to develop optimum long-term recycling and waste treatment solutions for a greener, cleaner Birmingham.
Veolia has had a long-term presence in the city, acting as strategic partner to Birmingham City Council in managing all the city’s domestic waste arisings.
This involves recycling services, operating the Tyseley Energy Recovery Facility and ensuring the company’s expertise benefits Birmingham residents. Veolia also services many thousands of local businesses in satisfying their waste management requirements.
UK businesses produce more than 75?million tonnes of commercial and industrial waste annually. As waste producers, every business has certain legal obligations to ensure its waste is properly controlled and managed.
As the UK’s largest provider of waste management services, Veolia’s aim is to ensure that Birmingham businesses are fully compliant with the law, meet recycling targets and are fully prepared to tackle increased environmental challenges.
Veolia’s provides waste management and recycling services such as: trade waste, skip, roll on-off, mobile and on-site static compaction as well as waste minimisation and recycling programmes for Birmingham businesses.
Small to large business solutions:
TRADE WASTE SYSTEM is ideal for the collection of small quantities of light, compactable waste
FRONT AND REAR-END LOADER systems are suitable for handling larger volumes of light, compactable industrial and commercial waste
SKIP AND ROLL-ON/OFF containers are used by large and small businesses needing to dispose of heavy and bulky building and demolition waste
COMPACTION and baling equipment is suitable for businesses that produce large volumes of waste as it can reduce the ratio/volume of waste and minimises refuse storage space
Packaging is essential in delivering products, but once used it is usually discarded. Businesses in the packaging chain are increasingly driven by EU directives to achieve recycling targets and reduce landfill as a disposal option minimizing their impact on the environment.
Annually UK businesses use more than 10million tonnes of packaging for their products. In 1998, only one third of this was recycled, the majority was landfilled.
With the increase in landfill tax, this is no longer an economically or environmentally sound solution.
From October 2007, under new European-wide legislation, all non-hazardous waste must be treated before it can be landfilled and the Environment Agency is placing the responsibility for compliance on waste producers.
Thanks to the introduction of the Packaging Waste Regulations, the UK is under way to achieving its 2008 target of 60?per cent recovery.
We take great care to comply with all relevant legislation and ensure that businesses keep track of their waste and their impact on the environment through strategic, cost-effective solutions.