Street Cleaning - Notting Hill August 2016

The Challenges

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, 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.

The Solution

Every year, it’s hugely important to maintain a clean and safe environment before and after the event. It is also important to ensure that any street cleaning completed causes as little disruption to the event as possible.

We were called upon by the leading waste management company and long-standing client, Veolia, for the sixth consecutive year to provide five large operated sweepers with mounted brooms on-site to undertake two overnight clean-ups.

The Results

In 2016, we helped to collect 180 tonnes of waste after the carnival. This was 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 Fleet Services 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.”

To find out more about the project or to discuss your street cleaning needs, please do not hesitate to contact our expert team today. You can also find out more about our large operated sweepers by following the link below.

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