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Mal Brown playing recycled drums
30 Jan 2015

Are you looking for the ideal fun, educational junk music group?  Local entrepreneur and qualified youth worker Mal Brown has started a new artistic social enterprise with a recycling theme. 

He teaches you not only how to play but how to make (from recycled materials) Xylo-chairs, Elephant horns, Pan-de-moniums, Pop tubes, Buckets, Bowls, Games and Happiness.  You name it if you can...

cartwrights vehicles
19 Jan 2015

It all started when John Cartwright (MD) purchased a skip lorry and a few skips on his 21st birthday, operating from his father´s farm in Ellerdine.  Now 25 years on the business has grown into one of the most popular family run waste management companies in Shropshire, operating a fully licensed waste recycling centre from its head office in Telford.  The firm has since grown into a locally...

waste truck branded a r richards
12 Jan 2015

A.R. Richards Ltd. is a family run business, founded in 1980 by Alyn Raymond Richards, Anthony Raymond Richards and Sheilagh Richards.

It started out mainly as an agricultural plant hire company which still operates out of Norton-In-Hales but has now expanded to include a waste and recycling business.  This arm of the firm works out of the ...

staff with christmas tree
06 Jan 2015

Veolia, the waste contractor for Shropshire Council are thanking residents for recycling their real Christmas trees this year by making a generous donation to the Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Each year, thousands of real trees are...

swancote farm anaerobic digestion unit
06 Jan 2015

Shropshire business Swancote Energy Ltd. operate a state of the art Anaerobic Digestion facility on the outskirts of Bridgnorth.  

The 2.2MW plant produces enough renewable green energy for over 3,000 homes from a combination of food wastes and purpose grown energy crops, currently the annual processing capacity is 38,000 metric tonnes. ...

Turkey soup
24 Dec 2014

We get through about 50,000 Turkeys in Shropshire on Christmas Day alone!  With rising food prices hitting us all in the pocket and waste disposal costs putting pressure on public finances, it’s really important to make sure we tackle the issue of food waste.  

So our friends at the Love Food Hate Waste campaign have put together this great recipe idea to help you save money by getting...

Textiles for recycling
18 Dec 2014

We're delighted to be working with a local (Wolverhampton-based) family firm Wilcox to help keep old clothes and textiles out of landfill. 

You might recently have noticed a change as new containers have been installed at dozens of our recycling sites around the county and their dedicated team of local staff are now sub-contracted to pick up...

Betton Abbots Landfill site
12 Dec 2014

The Councils old tip on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, Betton Abbots landfill site, is now decommissioned and the 'asset' (some would say liability) has been passed over to (formed Council-owned firm) Shropshire Waste Management Ltd. which is now owned by the multinational civil engineering firm SITA

Throughout the later part of the 20th century, the...

Veolia staff handing out leaflets
11 Dec 2014

Staff from our waste contractor Veolia have been handing out leaflets all week to help remind people about the forthcoming changes to waste collections in Shrewsbury and across Shropshire. 

The lads from the local Shrewsbury depot Dave Thomas, Mark Redmond and Gary Clarke (pictured above) have been out and about helping to spread the word...

family opening presents
08 Dec 2014

Christmas is normally a time of plenty, but have a thought for the crews who pick up your bin this year and try not to let all the excess effect your waste-line.   

Across Shropshire residents will be chucking out almost 2 million aluminium mince pie cases, the carcasses from 50,000 turkeys, the packaging from 125,000 Christmas puddings, 30,000 glass jars from cranberry sauce, 40,000...

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