Urban integration and performance
Veolia is developing innovative technical solutions and forming partnerships with experts in order to provide its customers with multiple collection systems tailored to their regional and economic needs.
Since 2011 in France, Veolia has been developing vacuum collection systems (similar to the systems successfully installed in northern European countries) and providing other efficient and eco-friendly collection methods, such as the “hippomobile” horse-drawn collection service. The company is also using new compressed-air, green-fuel and hybrid-engine vehicles and developing alternative waste transportation modes, such as waterway and railroad.
In response to the new challenges faced by its customers, Veolia has redefined its products and services to better suit the requirements of each region – the needs of dense inner city areas differ greatly from industrial and commercial areas and urban residential areas for example – while maximizing performance.
This approach makes it possible to tailor collection services to local needs through a combination of door-to-door collection, collection from central containers and reverse logistics solutions that meet the needs of both communities and businesses.
“Loginwaste” is a reverse logistics or return logistics waste collection service introduced by Veolia in Nantes (France) in February 2014, in partnership with the Greater Nantes conurbation community, transporters and local retailers’ associations. This model has proved to be a win-win for all involved: retailers and small companies have packaging collected when it best suits them; transporters optimize their rounds by developing an additional service that makes use of the previously empty trucks on their return to base; Veolia collects recyclable materials; and the local authority supports a project that reduces urban congestion and maintains the city’s attractiveness.
Veolia has developed incentive pricing that is proportional to the volume of residual waste collected from each household. This encourages sorting and recycling, reduces the volume of household residual waste, increases recyclable waste collection rates and helps limit service costs.Solutions:
- Conventional collection of non-hazardous waste
- Pneumatic collection of household waste
- Alternative collection methods
- Reverse logistics: customized services for industrial waste collection