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Business charge for vans at city tips

A plan to make it as easy as possible for residents to dispose of waste at the city’s five Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will see businesses using vans charged to dispose of their waste from 10 July 2017. The proposal, devised in recognition of the fact it is the law for firms to have suitable waste […]

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Birmingham signals “green light” for clean air drive

A collaborative partnership led by  Idox Transport [formerly Cloud Amber] with CheckedSafe, Amey and Birmingham City Council has secured funding from the UK’s innovation agency InnovateUK, to help reduce highway maintenance fleet emissions around the city. The 12-month Greenwave pilot project, which started in April 2017, will provide fleet vehicle drivers with an app to […]

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National Clean Air Day: survey reveals air quality as major issue for Brummies

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As Birmingham marks the first ever National Clean Air Day, Councillor Lisa Trickett, cabinet member with responsibility for air quality, reflects on the findings of a recent council survey on the issue and the simple steps people can take to improve air quality across the city. Today (Thursday 15 June), Birmingham will join other cities […]

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Big Birmingham Bikes win prestigious Ashden Award

Big Birmingham Bikes (BBB), a pioneering Birmingham City Council scheme to get residents onto two wheels, has jointly won the 2017 Ashden Award for Clean Air in Towns and Cities. BBB offers free bicycles to Birmingham residents living in deprived areas. Recipients also receive basic training in cycle maintenance and BBB provide lessons for those […]

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Fun, free outdoor activities on offer with return of Parklives

Parks across Birmingham are set to play host to thousands of fun, free activity sessions as ParkLives returns to the city for a fourth year. Delivered by teams from Birmingham City Council in partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain, ParkLives sessions help bring local parks to life with activities that help to bring communities together and […]

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Birmingham awarded £2.9m for major electric taxi scheme

Work to improve air quality in Birmingham has taken a significant step forward after it was announced today that the city council will receive £2.9 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to implement an electric taxi infrastructure across the city. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) funding will enable the council to proceed […]

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City tips gear up for summer season with extended hours

Extended summer opening hours at the city’s five Household Recycling Centres will come into effect from April 1. Working in partnership with Veolia, the council is pleased to confirm that “green lanes” will be operational for people with garden waste ONLY at the following sites: Lifford Lane: Kings Norton, B30 3JJ Perry Barr: Holford Drive, Perry […]

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£500 prize on offer to film-makers in Zero Hero Challenge

Birmingham City Council is launching the Zero Hero Challenge for students to make their mark on how to reduce waste and there’s £500 Amazon vouchers up for grabs for the winner. Birmingham is a student city, with over 65,000 students from over 150 countries currently in Higher Education. In a bid to reduce waste across […]

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Thoughts on latest fly-tipping stats

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, reflects on the latest fly-tipping statistics nationally, which were published by Defra recently… Mention the word fly-tipping to anyone, and you are likely to provoke a mixture of emotions from anger to concern to despondency. Whenever I see a pile of illegally dumped rubbish, […]

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Century of Great British Spring Clean events in city

***Update on stats: As of 0945hrs on March 6, there were 109 Birmingham-registered events, featuring 2,122 participants*** Cleaner, greener streets – that’s the expected outcome when Birmingham’s widespread participation in the Great British Spring Clean officially gets underway this weekend (March 3-5). In total, 100 events featuring 2,018 Brummies across the city have been registered […]

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