Environment and waste news

Statement regarding Unite's intention to ballot HGV drivers in waste services

Published on Tuesday, 23 November 2021

The Council has released a statement following notification from Unite of their intention to ballot the HGV drivers in waste services who are members of the union. The statement can be read below.

Coventry Climate Change Board

New city climate change board to drive forward low carbon targets

Published on Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Senior leaders from organisations across Coventry met today to help shape and move forward actions to reduce the impact of climate change.

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Coventry leads net zero charge with up to 400 EV charging points

Published on Thursday, 11 November 2021

Coventry residents will have access to hundreds of public electric vehicles charging points as the city looks to bolster efforts to meet its net zero ambitions

Cllr O'Boyle with Dev Bhambra

Coventry van operators take a positive step towards a zero emissions future

Published on Tuesday, 09 November 2021

Coventry City Council is supporting local business owners who want to make the switch to electric vehicles, with the help of a quartet of battery-powered Mercedes-Benz eSprinters supplied by local Dealer Midlands Truck & Van.

Planting trees

Help plant thousands of trees in your local area

Published on Wednesday, 27 October 2021

As part of our commitment to plant 360,000 new trees in the city in the next 10 years – that’s one for every citizen – we’re inviting local people to take part in making it happen.

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Noise enforcement teams making a real difference, during the challenges of COVID

Published on Wednesday, 27 October 2021

The Council’s noise enforcement team have been hard at work over the last year and a half providing solutions for people affected by the nuisance of noise.


West Midlands Gigafactory, the largest in the UK, to secure the British automotive industry's long-term electric future

Published on Thursday, 21 October 2021

A public/private joint venture between the Council and Coventry Airport Ltd, today unveiled further plans to develop the UK’s largest battery Gigafactory as it explores investment opportunities with battery manufacturers from around the globe.

Cllr O'Boyle speaks at the Conference

Sustainable Coventry and Warwickshire Symposium to address challenges facing region

Published on Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Sustainability, and how to address the questions it raises, will be examined through a collaboration of researchers and leading figures, thanks to the University of Warwick.

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Commit, engage, act and network on the road to Glasgow

Published on Thursday, 07 October 2021

Since 2008, Coventry made a commitment to addressing climate change as one of the founding signatories to the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.


How Council enforcement officers are helping to clean up city streets

Published on Monday, 27 September 2021

Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers (NEOs) patrol Coventry’s streets, parks and the city centre, working in neighbourhoods across the city every day, helping to combat and reduce the problem of fly-tipping.

Wood end fly tipping

One of the worst sites in Coventry for fly tipping is cleared

Published on Monday, 13 September 2021

Citizen has partnered with Coventry City Council and West Midlands Fire and Rescue to clear one of the most fly tipped areas in Coventry.

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24 Hour litter pick highlights efforts of community volunteers

Published on Friday, 30 July 2021

Community clean-up groups are coming together this weekend to join in a 24-hour clean-up of the city.

Ineco energy

Ineco Energy and Coventry Council kickstart Solar PV Programme to cut carbon

Published on Thursday, 22 July 2021

Coventry City Council have selected Ineco Energy to partner with on the delivery of solar PV solutions across 41 locations.

Pivot Power Sandwell CGI

Pivot Power expands Energy Superhub model across West Midlands

Published on Monday, 19 July 2021

Partnership with Wärtsilä will kickstart energy storage revolution to unleash zero-carbon cities across the region.

A picture of some of the flytipping

Successful prosecutions send warning to fly-tippers

Published on Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Fines amounting to more than £2,700 have been handed out to Coventry residents for fly-tipping, following investigations by Coventry City Council environmental crime officers

Rich Moore from Area 51 Design (left) with Chris Lawes from the CWLEP Growth Hub

Events and entertainment business invests in energy efficient machinery

Published on Wednesday, 17 March 2021

A cutting-edge entertainment and events business in Warwickshire is reducing its carbon footprint after investing in two energy efficient machines and installing LED lighting throughout the building.

Motorists have their old polluting cars crushed in exchange for £3,000 worth of alternative transport

Published on Monday, 15 March 2021

Motorists are handing over their old polluting cars to be crushed for scrap in exchange for £3,000 worth of alternative travel arrangements in what is the first scheme of its kind in the UK.

West Midlands Bus on demand

On-demand bus service launched at University of Warwick as part of ground-breaking future transport trial

Published on Thursday, 11 March 2021

A new on-demand bus service is being launched at the University of Warwick promising staff, students and the local community convenient services to order.  

Electric vehicle trial scheme - March Citivision 2021

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021

Small businesses in Coventry are being given the opportunity to test electric vans, pool cars or taxis.

Coventry Materials Recycling Facility gets green light at planning

Published on Friday, 15 January 2021

Yesterday another significant milestone in the development of a regional Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Coventry was achieved, as Coventry City Council approved the planning application for the facility which will be able to treat up to 175,000 tonnes of recyclate a year.

WPD launches ground-breaking research into ‘on-the-go’ electric vehicle charging

Published on Monday, 04 January 2021

Western Power Distribution (WPD), the electricity distribution network operator for the Midlands, has announced the launch of its new research project exploring the feasibility of wireless, ‘on-the-go’ charging for electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK.

Pass the Smile and Myton Hospices team up for Christmas Tree collection

Published on Monday, 30 November 2020

Following their successful pilot event in 2020, Coventry’s Charity Christmas Tree Collection is back in 2021 and it’s going big!

Act on Energy supports national day of action for warm homes

Published on Friday, 27 November 2020

Every winter millions of people across the UK struggle to stay warm and healthy at home.

Council to bid for £6m decarbonisation funding

Published on Monday, 23 November 2020

A bid for a grant of up to £6m from the Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) has been submitted by Coventry City Council.

Coventry’s waste services carry on working through the new lockdown.

Published on Monday, 09 November 2020

As we move into the second national lockdown Coventry’s bin crews, street cleaning teams and the household waste and recycling centre (tip) on London Road remains working.

Changes to the Household Waste Recycling Centre announced

Published on Thursday, 15 October 2020

The Council will be making the current booking system at the Household Waste Recycling Centre (tip) on London Road permanent. This change has been made following positive feedback from residents.

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