During Euro 2020’s England vs Scotland game, Veolia collected 7 tonnes of waste in Leicester Square alone – the equivalent weight of not three, but 36 adult male lions!
As the Euro 2020 Tournament heats up, Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, is asking fans to celebrate sustainably, by using on street bins or taking their litter home with them.
Over 200 Veolia staff will be working in key areas across Westminster and Brent, including Wembley Stadium. Special match day teams are being deployed to keep things running smoothly but fans can play their part too.
Anyone lucky enough to get tickets to Wembley can use recycling and waste bins provided in the stadium and on-street bins if they gather before or after the event. Those watching games on big screens in public areas, please make sure to use on-street bins (extra capacity has been added) or take their rubbish home with them.
Veolia thanks fans who have been following this guidance already and hopes everyone enjoys the tournament’s semi-final. Just remember whether or not England’s national team brings it home, you should bring your litter home!
Councillor Sheth, Lead Member for Environment at Brent Council said:
“Our teams have been working tirelessly after each game to ensure that the areas around Wembley Stadium are cleaned as quickly as possible. They’ve been doing great work clearing up after thousands of football fans and attendees.
“It’s been a pleasure having the tournament in our borough, but the littering and mess left behind by spectators is not acceptable. I urge everyone to do their bit and bin their rubbish on match days.
“As we go into the semi-finals at Wembley Stadium, I hope people play their part and try to keep the area clean. I’ll be cheering on England at home and wishing them the best of luck for their game tonight!”
Pascal Hauret, Managing Director – Municipal Veolia UK, said:
“We are very proud to play our role in such a fantastic event as our dedicated crews go above and beyond to protect public health and to keep the city running. We ask that the public do their bit as well and enjoy the EURO 2020 tournament safely and sustainably. Every little effort to dispose of their waste correctly, by using the available on-street bins or taking litter home, makes a big difference.”