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Harry West Samurai machine
23 Feb 2015
Hidden away in north Shropshire is the workshop of Harry West (Prees) Limited where they manufacture a wide range of machinery. Way back in 1966 (back when Englands footballers were world beaters!) founding Chairman, Harry West, started a steel fabrication unit to meet the needs of the local agricultural community.  Manufacturing specialist straw choppers and manure spreaders lead to adaption and...
Shrewsbury school
20 Feb 2015
Local private sector Shrewsbury school are demonstrating that being green with your waste can save companies money as well as protect the environment.  With a reputation for sporting excellence, their one hundred acre site boasts nine full-size grass pitches.  As you can imagine with daily maintenance they produce literally hundreds of tonnes of grass clippings & general green waste each year...
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 recycled by Shropshire residents both at the kerbside (as part of the garden waste collection) or at the local Household Recycling Centres. Speaking about the scheme, Cat...
leaf mould cage
09 Sep 2014
As Autumn strips our trees naked and carpets Shropshire with fallen leaves you really should see this not as a problem but an opportunity.  Leaves are a wonderful resource with which to make a rich leaf mould.  So if you want to try something new in the garden this Autumn, why not make your leaves work for you. Leaf mould is not the same as compost.  Compost is produced by bacterial decomposition...
Master Composters at Whitchurch event
06 May 2014
In partnership with Veolia and local volunteers from Shropshire Master Composters we have been taking the composting message out to the people of Shrewsbury today.   Its all part of International Compost Awareness Week - an annual celebration of all things composting which seeks to get more of use to use recycled compost in our gardens and of course to have a go at making your own compost from...
volunteer demos home compost bin
13 Mar 2014
Could you help to inspire people in Shropshire to recycle more and waste less?  We need volunteers to help deliver our public education programme. To volunteer you need to attend our foundation training course which is being held on Saturday 29th March from 10-4 at Shropshire Wildlife Trust in Shrewsbury.  The course is run by national charity Garden Organic with support from Shropshire Council...
On-farm commercial shredding and composting
18 Feb 2014
Shropshire farming and composting business Agripost Ltd. (who process all your garden waste) are making sustainability a top priority on their mixed farming unit in Cardeston near Shrewsbury.  The farm already acts as the central hub for the Councils garden waste collection and processes up to 15,000 tonnes of green waste every year helping to reduce landfill and make a high quality compost to...
Martin Wilson School
08 Jan 2013
Staff from Shropshire Council and their contractor Veolia have been helping a local school to protect the environment and reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill. As well as offering general advice on facilities management and environmental education activities we have a programme of practical help in place to get our schools to recycle more and waste less, including provision of a...
Seasonal compostable items
03 Dec 2012
With Christmas now only three weeks away, many of us will be racking our brains desperately trying to think of an affordable and unusual gift for our nearest and dearest.  Well for a keen gardener or anyone with an interest in the environment, a compost bin can make a great present and is a definite improvement on socks or slippers! The Council have set up a scheme for residents to get them at a...
home compost bin
12 Nov 2012
To encourage more people to home compost this autumn, Shropshire Council is working in partnership with Veolia Environmental Services and getcomposting.com to offer reduced-price compost bins, from just £16.  Better still, there is currently a special ‘buy one get one half price’ offer whilst stocks last. Simply visit www.shropshire.getcomposting.com or call 0844 571 4444. Home composting not...
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