Environment and waste news

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.

Pictured: Mohammed Fasiuddin in his new car next to Cllr Jim O'Boyle

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.

Christmas bin collections

Published on Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Coventry City Council has announced the changes to waste and recycling collections over the Christmas period.

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.

City air quality plan taking shape

Published on Tuesday, 14 July 2020

As more people choose sustainable ways to travel around, efforts to improve air quality in Coventry are gaining more support.

The Tip reopens on Monday 18 May

Published on Monday, 11 May 2020

The Household Waste Recycling Centre (Tip) on London Road will be reopening on Monday 18 May. So, the Council can ensure the safety of site users and site staff, there will be changes to how it normally operates.

Bin crew with pakoras

Hundreds of pakoras donated for bin crews

Published on Thursday, 07 May 2020

Coventry’s bin crews have thanked The 29 States catering services after receiving boxes of donated pakoras on Friday (1 April).

Our bin crew poses with their scrub bags

Wash bags donated to Coventry bin crews

Published on Monday, 04 May 2020

Coventry’s bin crews have received 170 handmade scrub bags to help them safely wash their clothes thanks to a donation from Balsall Common Sewing Circle.

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Air quality consultation extended until 31 May

Published on Friday, 01 May 2020

Coventry residents have been giving their views on a range of schemes which will enable reductions in NO2 levels in Coventry without the need to introduce a Clean Air Zone (CAZ D).

Brown lidded bin

Update on waste and recycling collections

Published on Friday, 17 April 2020

Coventry City Council is continuing to prioritise household waste and recycling collections during the coronavirus pandemic.

No Clean Air Zone confirmed for Coventry

Published on Thursday, 20 February 2020

The government has written to the Council in support of local proposals which set out a series of measures to reduce Nitrogen Dioxide emissions, benefiting residents through cleaner air and better health.

Coventry among 105 cities globally to score an “A” for leading climate action

Published on Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Coventry has been recognised as a global leader on climate action and transparency, achieving a place on CDP’s Cities A List.

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