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At Veolia we are always striving to deliver innovative ways to turn waste into a resource for our customers throughout the UK. Click below for some examples of our great work in action.

​Achieving Gold at the 2012 Olympics


Construction of the Olympic Park in time for the 2012 Games generated a lot of waste, which the Committee wanted to manage sustainably. Find out how we recycled over 95% of it here.

Veolia had an exclusive contract with all infrastructure and venue contractors to collect and process waste arising from the construction of the London Olympic Park.
We were appointed  thanks to our ability to transport waste sustainably via water to our Rainham facility.

As part of the contract we invested £1.2million in a temporary onsite consolidation centre.  We were operational on site from October 2008 until August 2011.
Results
 

Over 95% of construction waste recycled - equivalent to 28,970 tonnes. Off-site vehicle movement reduced by over 80%

2,300 tonnes of timber, plasterboard, paper and card removed from the site by water. 

100% of this waste was recycled

124 tonnes of materials reused by local charities


For more information on the Olympic Park construction waste contract, please download the PDF below.

Olympic Park Case Study
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