Veolia and Haringey Council charging on with electric innovations in Wood Green

Veolia, the UK’s leading environmental solutions company, is working with Haringey Council to co-design sustainable solutions in collaboration with residents. This marks the great start of their new contract extension, announced earlier this year, as they work together to make the borough a cleaner, healthier environment for all.

The Golden Mile of North London, as Wood Green is sometimes referred to, will soon be seeing electric-powered equipment cleaning up the area.

Working in consultation with the residents who live there, Veolia and Haringey Council are introducing a new waste collection vehicle and electric-powered barrows that will reduce emissions and improve street cleansing operations.

A new electric cage tipper, set to be deployed on the main roads in Wood Green, will primarily be used to collect bags of waste from flats above shops but also to clean litter bins, remove wet fly-posting and certain types of graffiti.

Three barrows, used by the borough’s street-cleansing operatives, are set to be upgraded to electric powered models in a UK first for Veolia. These will significantly improve the capacity of the team as they are less labour intensive to manoeuvre so the crews cleaning the streets of Haringey should be able to cover a wider area in a shorter time span.

These additions to Veolia Haringey’s waste management operations can all be charged using a 240V power socket. 

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.”

Cllr Chandwani, Cabinet Member for Resident Services & Tackling Inequality said: “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.”

Wood Green E-Vehicle/Barrows




Veolia won Health and Safety Initiative of the Year, for their work encouraging residents to be StreetKind at the 20th Anniversary of the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management in 2023. With this award they hope to take public awareness to greater heights and continue to support their frontline colleagues as they drive ecological transformation forward every day.


Veolia Group aims to become the benchmark company for ecological transformation. Present on five continents with nearly 213,000 employees, the Group designs and deploys useful, practical solutions for the management of water, waste and energy that are contributing to a radical turnaround of the current situation. Through its three complementary activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, to preserve available resources and to renew them. In 2022, the Veolia group provided 111 million inhabitants with drinking water and 97 million with sanitation, produced nearly 44 million megawatt hours and recovered 61 million tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 42.885 billion euros in 2022.