Managing Birmingham's domestic waste
Veolia Environmental Services Birmingham Limited is a project company, set up in 1993 as Tyseley Waste Disposal Limited, to manage the domestic waste arising from the city of Birmingham. The company has a 25-year integrated waste management contract with Birmingham City Council, to operate as its strategic partner to deal with waste arisings, maximise recycling and produce Energy Recovery.
In 1996 Veolia ES Birmingham built a state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility in Tyseley, just to the east of Birmingham City Centre, which takes 350,000 tonnes of Birmingham’s rubbish each year and converts it into electricity. This energy production is enough to power 55,000 local homes.
In addition, we also operate all five of the Household Recycling Centres in the city which currently see about 100,000 tonnes of rubbish delivered per year. We are also responsible for operating two major waste transfer stations and handle the majority of materials collected via the Council-operated kerbside collection schemes, which are increasing across the city.
We aim to assist Birmingham City Council to continue to be one of the top-performing local authorities in terms of landfill avoidance; to help them to improve on their current recycling rate of 17% and to exceed their recycling target of 35% by the year 2011/12 by providing the necessary infrastructure and services to succeed.
Veolia is proud to have ISO9000, ISO14001, OHSAS18001, ISO50001 and ISO22301 accreditation.
Veolia in the United Kingdom
The UK leader in environmental solutions, Veolia provides a comprehensive range of waste, water and energy management services designed to build the circular economy and preserve scarce raw materials.
We're innovators committed to focusing on carbon reduction by preventing pollution, preserving natural resources, protecting biodiversity, combating climate change and raising environmental awareness.
Our strategy is focused on manufacturing green products and energy, helping our customers and suppliers reduce their carbon impact by investing more than £1 billion on new infrastructure between 2012 - 2018.
From transforming sludge into plastic, recovering palladium from street sweepings and future-gazing with our 'Imagine 2050' report we are turning the once 'traditional' waste, water and energy management industry on its head.