Family run firm helps businesses in north Shropshire to recycle

A.R. Richards Ltd. is a family run business, founded in 1980 by Alyn Raymond Richards, Anthony Raymond Richards and Sheilagh Richards.

It started out mainly as an agricultural plant hire company which still operates out of Norton-In-Hales but has now expanded to include a waste and recycling business.  This arm of the firm works out of the Warrant Hanger at Tern Hill where their Materials Recycling Facility is open for traders wanting to off-load waste or purchase reclaimed aggregates and building materials.  They also offer collections via skip and wheelie bin hire throughout Shropshire & Staffordshire.

The company is passionate about the environment and that's reflected in the way they run the materials recycling facility at Tern Hill, Market Drayton. The combination of well trained staff and machinery such as balers, trommel screens and crushers ensures a very thorough sorting of waste and thus a recycling rate currently above 90% in acheived.

They currently offer businesses in Shropshire the option to recycle the following materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Plastics
  • Scrap Metals
  • Wood
  • Soils
  • Rubble
  • Farm Waste including farm plastics

Waste can be brought to the Materials Recycling Facility between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and between 9am and 1pm on a Saturday.


James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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