Veolia and Haringey Council work together to electrify Wood Green for cleaner, greener streets in London

  • Veolia and Haringey Council team up for a sustainable makeover in Wood Green.
  • New electric vehicles and equipment enhance waste management efficiency.
  • Initiative supports broader goals for net-zero emissions and a cleaner, attractive environment.

Wood Green, London, is set for electrification with Veolia and Haringey Council’s partnership

Veolia, the UK’s premier environmental solutions company, and Haringey Council are spearheading a sustainable makeover of Wood Green, London. Wood Green will witness a surge in electric-powered initiatives aimed at enhancing the area’s cleanliness.

Veolia and Haringey Council have actively consulted residents on the design of eco-friendly solutions that prioritise reducing emissions and improving street cleansing operations. Veolia and Haringey Council are gearing up to introduce an electric waste collection vehicle, alongside electric-powered barrows.

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A cutting-edge addition to Wood Green’s waste management fleet is the electric cage tipper, ready to hit the main roads. This versatile vehicle will collect bin bags from flats above shops. They will also play a crucial role in cleaning litter bins and tackling certain types of graffiti and wet fly-posting.

Paul Peters, Senior Contracts Manager for Veolia in Haringey said: 

“At Veolia, we strive not only towards an improved recycling rate but also towards a greener and safer future for all. We are proud to continue supporting our partner, Haringey Council, on their ambitious journey to achieve net-zero by 2041.”

Three conventional street-cleaning barrows will become all electric-powered models. This innovation will boost the efficiency of the cleaning teams, allowing them to cover a wider area faster.

The beauty of these new additions lies in their simplicity. All of the equipment is easily charged with a standard 240V power socket. This convenient charging method aligns with the practicality and efficiency sought in modern waste management operations.

Cllr Chandwani, Cabinet Member for Resident Services & Tackling Inequality, commented: 

“By actively engaging with our residents and businesses, we’ve noticed a strong sense of pride in Wood Green – an area which hosts one of the busiest high streets in London.

Wood Green is a vibrant hub and is home to a wide range of shops, restaurants, a great library and popular youth centre. Our investment in new electronic cleansing equipment that will enhance our efforts to ensure Wood Green continues to attract thousands of shoppers and visitors each week.

Maintaining Wood Green’s cleanliness and welcoming atmosphere is essential for local employment as well as sustaining our broader economy. In turn this will ensure residents both near and far see Wood Green as a place they want to live, shop, work and play.”

The initiative positions the area as an attractive destination for residents, shoppers, and visitors alike. The collaboration stands as a testament to the shared commitment towards a sustainable and vibrant future for Wood Green.

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