Veolia March to the Beat as they Clean up the Streets
London Pride's biggest clean up operation to date
Veolia proudly marched in this year's Pride in London parade, with its electric collection vehicle in vivid rainbow colours taking centre stage, alongside colleagues and allies, to support and celebrate its diverse workforce and the LGBTQ+ communities they serve.
Veolia's fully electric street cleansing fleet, operating in the West End, and the dedicated team ensured a swift, green and effective clean up operation for one of the biggest events of the year, collecting over 180 tonnes of waste.
More than a million people celebrated the 50th anniversary of the UK's first Pride parade in London making this year’s the largest and most diverse in the UK. With incredibly high footfall and a large footprint to cover, Veolia’s collection teams cleared over 75 tonnes of waste from the parade and 105 tonnes from evening celebrations. Its street cleansing teams worked tirelessly into the early hours of Sunday morning ensuring the city was safe and clean ready for the next day.
Pride is Veolia Westminster’s busiest event of the year and 2022 was even more special, because for the first time, 60 Veolia colleagues joined the LGBTQ+ community for Pride in London.