Veolia appointed to help J D Wetherspoon recycle and divert waste from landfill


J D Wetherspoon has appointed Veolia to help increase its recycling and to divert all of its waste from landfill. 

To do this, Veolia has implemented a food and coffee grounds recycling scheme. 


This scheme will result in 11,500 tonnes of food waste avoiding landfill and help the food chain reach its 100% diversion target, said Veolia. 

It will also provide 3,450 megawatt-hour of renewable energy annually, contributing to the UK’s renewable energy targets, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

Veolia’s contract is set to cover the entire of J D Wetherspoon estate, which includes 900 pubs, hotels and bars. 

Services will include food waste and glass recycling as well as general waste. 

J D Wetherspoon will also have the option to use Veolia’s data insight to drive resource efficiencies including: 

  • Individual recycling and waste collection data for site specific recycling and diversion performance monitoring   
  • On-board computers and handheld devices that deliver collection tasks to teams in the local area 
  • A 24/7 consumer hub allowing access to performance monitoring, chat messaging services and Veolia’s customer service team. 

Veolia UK and Ireland senior executive vice-president Estelle Brachlianoff said: As one of the most well-known names on the High Street, we’re proud to be working with the team at J D Wetherspoon and supporting them in achieving their goals of zero waste to landfill and protecting the environment by taking care of their recycling and general waste sustainably.” 

J D Wetherspoon contractor performance manager David Willis said: “Wetherspoon is committed to leading the hospitality industry into a sustainable future. In line with our work with the Sustainable Restaurants’ Association, we take very seriously our commitment to minimise waste and opting for recycling wherever possible. 

“We are pleased to highlight our commitment to a genuinely sustainable future by entering into partnership with Veolia UK for the management of our general waste, food waste and glass recycling.” 

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