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Zero Heroes – how can we tackle Birmingham’s food mountain?

Almost half of all waste placed in the city’s household wheelie bins is food – that’s the shock finding from new research carried out by Birmingham City Council

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City unites for Day of Action on cleaner greener streets

A city-wide day of action has been staged today (November 9) to demonstrate how improved local leadership, the city’s emerging local service delivery models, the waste strategy and partnership working can help achieve cleaner, greener streets for Birmingham

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Parks – the beating heart of our city

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Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, blogs on a parks summit she is hosting today at Highbury Hall… When is a park not a park? No, this isn’t a riddle found in a Christmas cracker – it’s a very current and important question for Birmingham, which is well worth a […]

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Winter opening hours confirmed for recycling centres

Citizens are being reminded that the winter opening hours at the city’s five Household Recycling Centres come into effect from November 1. The hours, which will be in operation until February 28 inclusive, are as follows: Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm Saturday: 8am to 4.30pm Sunday: 8am to 4.30pm (All sites closed 25th and […]

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City gets Gold at 2016 RHS Britain in Bloom Ceremony

Last night (October 14), Birmingham scooped a Gold award in the Champion of Champions category at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals Awards Ceremony, also held in Birmingham. The event was hosted by TV Gardening Expert Chris Beardshaw

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Birmingham working towards Clean Air Zone

As the Government consults on the introduction of Clean Air Zones, Birmingham City Council has been busy working to establish what this would mean for the city and how it could be implemented. Birmingham is one of five cities – alongside Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton – required by the Government to have a Clean […]

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Zero Heroes are coming to a cleaner, greener street near you

Birmingham’s new Zero Hero campaign to encourage waste reduction with a series of pop-up events across the city. Birmingham City Council is urging residents to reduce, reuse and recycle waste through a new campaign called Zero Heroes. The campaign is part of a wider council initiative called Cleaner Greener Streets, which aims to help Birmingham […]

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Introduction of wheelie bins leads to fall in rat calls

Requests for help to deal with rats have significantly fallen since the introduction of wheelie bins in Birmingham, according to new figures published today (8 September 2016). Comparing city council data for the year immediately before and after the roll-out of bins, the figures for the city (based on the areas served by the council’s […]

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£3million hydrogen bus boost for Birmingham

Cleaner, greener buses will be coming to Birmingham after £3milllion was awarded to a city council-led partnership project by the Department for Transport and the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles. Commenting on the support shown for the scheme, Anne Shaw, Assistant Director for Transportation and Connectivity at Birmingham City Council said: “It is great that […]

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McDonald’s sign litter agreement to clean up city sites

McDonald’s today (20 July 2016) signed a voluntary agreement with Birmingham City Council, promising to pick up litter in the streets immediately around its 18 restaurants in the city. The fast food firm is the latest business to sign up to this pledge, and as part of this McDonald’s restaurants across Birmingham carry out regular […]

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