BBC Autumnwatch returns to Pitsea

Veolia Environmental Services, the UK’s leading recycling and waste management company, is pleased to announce the return of BBC Autumnwatch to its landfill site at Pitsea, Essex in November. The show has returned to the site for an update on the fox family that presenter Liz Bonnin met during Springwatch.  

This time Martin Hughes-Games will discover that there is more than meets the eye across this 680 acre site that provides food and shelter for a wide range of creatures. The episode will focus around the families of foxes on site and explain how Veolia is restoring landfill areas back to green natural habitats. 

As well as the large fox population at Pitsea, it is also host to a variety of unusual animals such as lizards, water voles and green woodpeckers. In 2011, the company was awarded The Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark certification for all the work to promote, enhance and protect the biodiversity on site. 

Shaun Taylor, Landfill Manager at Veolia Environmental Services’ Pitsea said: “Following the success of Springwatch I am pleased to announce the return of Autumnwatch to our landfill site. We hope to dispel more myths and show how our landfill is a wildlife haven as a result of the great care and pride we take to manage the site professionally.” 

Autumnwatch is on Friday 11th and 18th November from 8.30pm – 9.30pm on BBC 2. For more information visit or join in the conversation on Twitter @Veolia_ES_UK using #Autumnwatch.