Automated street cleaning and bulky waste collection

Street cleaning is a vital public service that helps make cities more attractive and improves inhabitants’ quality of life.

The deployment of smart technologies improves cleaning performance in urban areas at the same time as optimizing costs. The best-suited technical and technological solutions are designed to deliver the best level of services at a controlled cost.

Urban cleanliness requires a range of expertise, from mechanized road sweeping to the overall management of cleanliness on a city level.

Street cleaning, for example following a demonstration, requires the rapid and coordinated intervention of street cleaning teams. In addition, the collection of bulky waste, distinct from that of household waste, has numerous implications for the urban space, in particular in terms of visual pollution and safety. For example, when old furniture is left in the street following a move, efficient and appropriate solutions must be in place to collect and manage this waste as soon as possible.

Who are our customers ?

Cities, local authorities, and inter-municipal structures

The Veolia Solution

It is based on the automated management of tasks and vehicles, which optimizes the allocation of resources between the collection of household waste and bulky waste, and street cleaning.

"Dynamic Street Cleansing" includes various services, among which are:

an audit of the area, implementation of services, optimized performance, appropriate geo-located collection tools, team training, and applications that allow citizens to interact directly with the city's cleaning services department. This offer meets municipalities’ new requirements in relation to transparency, environmental performance, and civic responsibility.

Veolia’s "Dynamic Street Cleansing" service is an innovative solution covering street cleaning and bulky waste collection.

Benefits for our customers

Protecting the public space

Complementary services

Optimizing the resources allocated

Focus Innovation

Fewer machines, more operators in Lille

In Lille, Veolia has set up synchronized coordination of waste collection and cleaning. An advanced information system limits the number of trucks on the city’s streets and increases the presence of local agents, which creates local employment.

They chose this solution



Cleaning teams ready to go into action on the streets of Westminster

In Westminster, a London borough with 220,000 inhabitants, Veolia has set up the “Clean Streets” service, which is based on a territorial approach. The "village" organization means actions can be adapted to the nature of the district - be it tourist or residential. 450 cleaning agents collect 56 metric tons of litter each day and clean 8,400 km of streets per week.


The city-state of Singapore

Technology for Singapore's urban environment

In Singapore, where population density is the second highest in the world, urban cleanliness is a major challenge. Veolia, whose contract with the municipality was renewed in 2014, is responsible for cleansing services in the Centre-North and Centre-South areas, where 430,000 people live. The Group was the first operator to engage in an ISO 9000 certification process for urban cleanliness in Singapore, and has put information technology at the heart of its service offering.


A comprehensive cleansing service for Buenos Aires

In Buenos-Aires (Argentina), Veolia manages waste in six districts with 206,000 inhabitants. The solution set up by the Group, in partnership with AESA Buenos-Aires, improves the quality of service and hygiene in the city centre by containerizing all the waste - which means no more bags piled up in the streets. The service is operated by 1,000 employees, 170 vehicles and 4,600 geo-localized containers equipped with waste level sensors.