Leeds - Who We Are

Veolia leeds Who We Are

Veolia is working with Leeds City Council to find the best practical and environmentally responsible way to deal with the rubbish that we create, and to encourage people not to create so much in the first place.

Veolia in Leeds

Veolia and Leeds City Council work in partnership to manage black bin household waste in the city, increase recycling rates and produce energy from waste. 

In 2012, Veolia were awarded a 25 year PFI contract to build and operate the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) on the Cross Green Industrial Estate in East Leeds. 

The RERF, which became fully operational in April 2016, now manages all of Leeds black bin rubbish and can manage up to 214,000 tonnes of waste per year. The state-of the-art facility separates and sorts out recyclable materials such as ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals.   

The remaining waste is then burnt under tightly controlled conditions to produce energy. The RERF provides enough electricity to continuously power 22,000 homes via the National Grid.     

Steam generated from the RERF is utilised to provide heat energy to a District Heating Network which supplies energy to homes and businesses across the city of Leeds.


Veolia in the United Kingdom

The UK leader in environmental solutions, Veolia provides a comprehensive range of waste, water and energy management services designed to build the circular economy and preserve scarce raw materials.

We're innovators committed to focusing on carbon reduction by preventing pollution, preserving natural resources, protecting biodiversity, combating climate change and raising environmental awareness.
Our new strategy Impact 2023 is focused on the Veolia group becoming the benchmark company for ecological transformation.  
From transforming sludge into plastic, recovering palladium from street sweepings and future-gazing with our 'Imagine 2050' report we are turning the once 'traditional' waste, water and energy management industry on its head.