Veolia currently has a nine year contract with Brent Council which began in April 2014, to provide recycling and refuse collections and street cleansing. Since September 2014 we are also providing grounds maintenance and burials services.
We also have a contract to collect the waste and recycling from Wembley Stadium, the most famous landmark in the borough, which attracts millions of visitors to sporting and music events all year round.
We have also helped Wembley win the Sustainability Award at the 2012 Stadium Business Awards Summit, beating the likes of Old Trafford and the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles.
Recycling and Refuse
In Brent we are currently recycling 35%. Thank you for recycling! Let's keep a good thing going.
Click here to find out when your recycling and refuse collections are.
Residents can recycle the following items in their blue top bins and clear recycling sacks:
- Please wash and squash cans, cartons and plastics
- Shredded paper
- Kitchen foil and foil trays
- Ice cream tubs, margarine tubs and yoghurt pots
- Carrier bags
- Crisp packets
- Cling film
All items that cannot currently be recycled should be placed in your grey wheelie bin, black bags or blue sack.
The majority of special events that take place in Brent are at Wembley Stadium. The stadium has a capacity of 90,000 visitors for sporting and music events. We provide on-site recycling and refuse collection for the stadium, cleansing of the concourses and street cleansing on the surrounding streets.
Thanks to our efforts in partnership with Wembley Stadium's Green Team, introducing recycling of a wide range of materials including food waste, and in delivering special training to stadium employees and on-site contractors, we have helped the stadium achieve record levels of recycling.
75% recycling at the 2012 FA Cup Final
80% at the 2012 Play-Off Finals
86% at the Capital Summertime Ball
We clean over 1,700 streets in Brent. Of these, zone one roads (usually town centres) are cleaned daily between 7am and 10pm. Residential areas are cleaned once a week. Focus is paid to the streets surrounding Wembley Stadium on and after event days. In addition to cleaning the streets in Brent, we also empty over 1,750 on the street litter bins and remove fly-tips.