james thompson

Wood Lane waste
27 May 2014

Local Shropshire firm Tudor Griffiths’ employ about 70 staff locally to look after over 75,000 tonnes of waste each year.  This is mainly builders waste from construction sites around the Shropshire/Cheshire area but includes some waste sourced from Shropshire’s...

Ludlow Commercial Waste Site
22 May 2014

Shropshire Council and the Environment Agency have been praised for their quick and professional response in resolving an excess waste issue at a local commercial waste skip hire site in Ludlow.

The council’s public protection officers had visited the site following several complaints from residents about unsightly mess, smell and pest issues at the location.

Ludlow Skip Hire...

harlescott action day
22 May 2014

Residents in the Harlescott Grange area of Shrewsbury recently attended a Day of Action event in a bid to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and enhance their local neighbourhood.

The event was initiated by the Shrewsbury Crime & Disorder Partnership, Bronze Level Tasking, which seeks solutions to crime and anti-social behaviour across the town.  They realise that local...

Kronospan photo
19 May 2014

Our local wood recycling factory Kronospan in Chirk is investing in a new 32MW green biomass CHP heating plant to help reduce waste and lower their energy costs.  The site currently uses gas fired boilers and gas turbines on site – so using their non-recyclable waste as a fuel will cut their carbon footprint as well as reducing waste from the wood...

16 May 2014

Our local aluminium recycling plant (just up the road in Latchford, Cheshire) where all the aluminium cans, aerosols and foil you put out for our recycling collections end up are investing £6 million to expand their site and create 30 new jobs.


Highley clean up
16 May 2014

Residents from Orchard Street, Barke Street and Coronation Street in Highley came together to tidy up their neighbourhoods at a recent ‘Community Clean Up’ event.

Around 15 tenants turned up to the clean-up event organised by Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing.

They were supported by staff from Shropshire Council and skips and litter...

Keep Britain Tidy Car Litter Banner Ad
16 May 2014

Drivers are warned not to litter from vehicles, after three separate fixed penalties have been issued by Shropshire Council in the past six weeks to drivers caught littering in both the Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth areas.

Councils spend nearly £1 billion on street cleansing a year nationally, and a good proportion of that is spent clearing litter dropped from vehicles.  In a recent litter...

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...

Children recycling Easter Egg Foil
16 Apr 2014

We've been helping to spread the recycling message with children from St Laurence’s Parent and Toddlers group in Church Stretton as part of their annual Easter egg hunt this week.

Its all part of our new Metal Matters campaign which encourages us all to make our 'metal matter' by recycling more of the aluminium foil, cans, tins and aerosols we use.  With a whopping 400,000 Easter Eggs...

11 Apr 2014

Sadly fish is something which often ends up being binned.  You've probably all read about the huge amount of fish wasted out at sea by discarding by-catch but what about all that fish that we bin from our own kitchens. Sea food is often something that people are not confident about cooking and worry about using up in time. As such across the UK each year we bin about 35,000 tonnes of waste...


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