waste

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.  Swancote Energy has a number of clients from across the...
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 another...
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 old dump acted as the central hub for disposal...
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.  The message is simple - double check your waste...
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 real...
tyre casings stacked
10 Nov 2014
Ever wondered what happens to the tyres you recycle at our local Household Recycling Centres ? Well the good news is that since these items were banned from landfill, a wide range of innovative new recycling businesses and end markets have opened up. It’s especially beneficial for Shropshire that many of these involve land-based industries such as creating surfaces for equestrian and sports...
Shrewsbury energy from waste facility
20 Oct 2014
Veolia, the waste contractors for Shropshire Council, have today put out a call for local artists to submit plans for a new piece of art as part of a public art scheme. The new artwork is part of the development of the energy from waste facility (which will be operational in 2015) on land adjacent to the Shrewsbury Household Recycling Centre and will be sited at the roundabout on Vanguard Way. As...
cds and videos
06 Oct 2014
From time to time we all end up with unwanted items like video cassettes and DVDs which we will need to get rid of.   Of course the best possible outcome is if you can help a local charity by donating good quality items which can be resold in the local community.  However I recommend you check locally because increasingly these items are very hard to sell second hand and some charity shops are...
rapid recycle logo
03 Oct 2014
Working with our site management contractors Veolia – we wanted to try to encourage more re-use at the Councils Household Recycling Centres.  Whilst the vast majority of waste coming through our sites is now recycled or composted, it’s even better environmentally to re-use things where ever possible. Getting items re-used locally also saves on haulage and helps create more local economic benefit...
recycling rubble
09 Sep 2014
Local family-run firm waste management business Budget Skips was formed by Wayne & Lorna Culliss over a decade ago and was started by purchasing two used skips and a skip loading back fitted to an ex-BT lorry, which was then hired out to family and friends.  Since then, Budget Skips has grown year on year. Based out of the former Cruckmeole brickyard in Hanwood just a couple of miles outside...
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