Veolia team cleans up after Notting Hill carnival

31st of August 2018
Veolia team cleans up after Notting Hill carnival

London's Notting Hill carnival, the second largest in the world after Carneval in Rio de Janeiro,  took place earlier this week and was attended by almost two million people.

As the revellers eat and dance their way along 3.5 miles of Notting Hill's streets, Veolia manages the clean up operation on behalf of Westminster City Counci. This year it deployed 50 vehicles and 170 staff among the crowds.

On Sunday and Monday evenings the team worked through the night from 10.30pm so by the time the locals woke on Tuesday morning there was be no trace of the festival having taken place. Over 200 tonnes of rubbish was collected, all to be sent to Veolia's SELCHP energy recovery facility,
to deliver low carbon electricity and heat to local communities.

Tim Mitchell, cabinet member for environment and city management commented: "An enormous operation kicks into action to clear and clean the streets and get transport moving as normal after Carnival.

"It is a challenge for our staff but each year council officers and Veolia do us proud. The transformation is amazing - Europe's biggest street party to business as usual in just a few hours."



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