Notting Hill Carnival 2016
Location: Notting Hill
Use: Road Sweep
Vehicle: Large Sweepers
Date: August 2016
Notting Hill Carnival is a renowned annual event which has taken place since 1964 across every August bank holiday weekend in London, with Afro-Caribbean communities coming together to celebrate their own cultures, history and traditions.
As one of the world’s most popular and diverse cultural celebrations – with only Rio de Janeiro hosting a bigger carnival – the event has grown from over 500 visitors in 1964 to over 2,000,000 in 2016. While Sunday is a family-friendly day, Monday has developed a reputation for being the more boisterous of the two.
The sheer volume of visitors, combined with the small area span, can see waste and litter on the streets increase dramatically which, if left unmaintained, can cause hazards and pose great risk to the safety of the public, businesses and local residents, as well as an impact on ecological systems and the surrounding environment.
Every year, it’s hugely important to maintain a clean and safe environment, whilst ensuring that any work completed causes as little disruption to the event as possible.
We were called upon by leading waste management company and long-standing client, Veolia, for the sixth consecutive year to provide five large operated Mounted Brooms on-site to undertake two overnight clean-ups.
In 2016, we helped collect 180 tonnes of waste, with this taken to be fully sorted, segmented, and wherever possible, recycled.
Steve Morris, Contract Operations Manager at Veolia, the UK’s leader in environmental solutions, explained: “I have been working with Go Plant for several years now for both the annual clean at Notting Hill Carnival, as well as New Year’s Eve. The standard of service provided by them is excellent and the drivers first-class. We look forward to working with them in the future.”