james thompson

Students with compost bins
08 Nov 2012

Along with our contractor Veolia we've been helping some adults with learning difficulities who are studying horticulture and environmental studies at Radbrook College in Shrewsbury.   

Its been really rewarding to be involved with the students and staff who are a lovely bunch of people.  As part of their course they have been...

Volunteers from Home Essentials
06 Nov 2012

Shrewsbury Furniture Scheme are a registered charity who operate independently across Shrewsbury and its rural hinterland to provide disadvantaged households with recycled furniture and household goods at low prices.

Shrewsbury Furniture Scheme, first established in 1994, now trade under the name Home Essentials...

Autumn leaves
05 Nov 2012

Many of us are missing a trick if we don’t continue to home compost through the colder months. Adding more waste now will help the natural bacteria to thrive and keep the composting momentum going at a time when decomposition naturally slow down.

Home composting is easy all year round. Autumn and winter are great for...

Shrewsbury Household Recycling Centre at Battlefield
01 Nov 2012

Shropshire Council and their contractor Veolia are reminding residents about the change in opening hours at Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) across the county.

From Thursday 1 November 2012, Shropshire Council’s HRCs will be opening from 9am until 5pm daily (with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when the sites are closed).  HRCs offer...

Junk Mail
31 Oct 2012

It is estimated that in Shropshire around 50 million individual items or some 2,200 tonnes of unwanted mail gets delivered to homes every year.

With UK consumers generating over £25 billion worth of postal sales per year, there is clearly an economic case for marketing by post.  However, with thousands of tonnes of largely unwanted mail never even being read and just...

cooking oil
31 Oct 2012

Residents across the county can now recycle used cooking oil, after a successful six-month trial conducted in Shrewsbury. The scheme which is new to the county means that waste chip fat and other cooking oils can be transformed into green electricity simply by taking it to your local Household...


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