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Owen Patterson with Metal Matters branding
08 Apr 2014

Owen Patterson, MP for North Shropshire and UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was in Shropshire this week, to help launch our new ‘Metal Matters’ recycling campaign.

The campaign which is sponsored by the metal recycling industry body...

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...

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...

Footpath work
12 Feb 2014

An exciting joint project has started in the Shropshire Hills to improve a 200 metre section of the Shropshire Way Footpath which was suffering from erosion.

This problem was highlighted by the mid Shropshire and Shrewsbury Ramblers volunteer group who saw the need for this section to be improved.  This was seen as a great...

Love your clothes official WRAP campaign logo
11 Feb 2014

A new ‘Love Your Clothes’ campaign launched today calls for residents to make the most out of their unwanted clothes through a new online community, which shares tips and advice on garment repair, environmentally friendly laundry methods, and donating, swapping and selling unwanted clothing.

What’s in your wardrobe?

Did you know that the average UK household owns...

bucknell parish
11 Feb 2014

Residents in Bucknell and surrounding parts of south Shropshire are taking action to improve their environment through regular community litter picking.  Pictured above (left to right) are locals Mike, Martin & Graham who are just part of a much larger group of committed volunteers.

The group are making using new equipment from local Herefordshire-based manufacturers...

official WRAP photo of volunteer with home compost bin
10 Feb 2014

Grow your own? Thinking about giving it a go? Well then you ought to come on down to the Shrewsbury Potato Day to stock up on seed potatoes and find out more about growing your own veg.

• Saturday 22nd February
• 10am - 1pm
• Free entry
• Shropshire Wildlife Trust, on Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury


reviive electrical repairs
10 Feb 2014

Reviive is a not-for-profit community interest company based on Battlefield Industrial Estate in north Shrewsbury (just round the corner from the Councils Household Recycling Centre).  Their aim is to help create jobs and training opportunities by keeping your stuff out of landfill.  Their business model wants to make the most possible use out of...

veolia staff
27 Jan 2014

Unwanted cutlery is being sought to help spoon-bending supremo Uri Geller create a highly-unusual gorilla sculpture.

Recycling operative Kevin Peters from Veolia (pictured above) with some of the spoons collected so far by Veolia Environmental Services, the waste contractor for Shropshire Council, is urging local residents to donate their unwanted spoons to help with the creation of...

xmas tree
06 Jan 2014

Shropshire Council and their waste contractor Veolia are launching a Christmas tree ‘amnesty’ this new year, to make sure trees don’t go to waste.

This means that for the first few weeks of January 2014 you can recycle real Christmas trees simply by putting them out for collection along with your garden waste.

All real Christmas trees collected with the garden waste will be ‘...


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