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Veolia reminds football fans to bin rubbish or take it home at the Euro 2020 finals

Ahead of the Euro 2020 final this weekend, Veolia is asking football fans to celebrate sustainably by using on-street bins or taking their litter home with them.

The waste management company announced that during the recent England vs Scotland game, they collected 7 tonnes of waste in Leicester Square alone.

Football on a football pitchOver 200 Veolia staff will be working in key areas across Westminster and Brent, including Wembley Stadium. Special match day teams are being deployed, but the company has emphasised that fans must play their part too.

Those attending the match at Wembley stadium this weekend can use recycling and waste bins provided in the stadium, and on-street bins if they gather before or after the event.

The company added that those watching the game on big screens in public areas should endeavour to use the on-street bins, which have been given extra capacity in preparation, or take their rubbish home.

Councillor Sheth, Lead Member for Environment at Brent Council, said: “Our teams have been working tirelessly after each game to ensure that the areas around Wembley Stadium are cleaned as quickly as possible.

“They’ve been doing great work clearing up after thousands of football fans and attendees. 

“It’s been a pleasure having the tournament in our borough, but the littering and mess left behind by spectators is not acceptable. I urge everyone to do their bit and bin their rubbish on match days.

“As we go into the semi-finals at Wembley Stadium, I hope people play their part and try to keep the area clean.”

Pascal Hauret, Municipal Managing Director at Veolia UK, said: “We are very proud to play our role in such a fantastic event as our dedicated crews go above and beyond to protect public health and to keep the city running.

“We ask that the public do their bit as well and enjoy the EURO 2020 tournament safely and sustainably. Every little effort to dispose of their waste correctly, by using the available on-street bins or taking litter home, makes a big difference.”