Shrewsbury school reduces waste

Staff from Shropshire Council and their contractor Veolia have been helping a local school to protect the environment and reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill.

As well as offering general advice on facilities management and environmental education activities we have a programme of practical help in place to get our schools to recycle more and waste less, including provision of a free paper recycling collection service, free compost bins and educational support with equipment, talks and guided tours around the Councils recycling centres. 

As part of this we recently delivered four kitchen caddies to Martin Wilson School in Castlefields, Shrewsbury to help the school to compost more of their food waste. The containers have been strategically placed around the school to encourage the children and staff to recycle their food waste instead of throwing it away.   The school has been composting the grass cuttings from the site for a number of years now but food waste was previously thrown in the rubbish bin which ended up in landfill.

The composting project is part of a range of environmental enhancements the school are rolling out this year to help them obtain their eco-school green flag status which will be managed by the newly appointed eco committee which comprises of Mrs Brotherton the coordinator and 14 children. 

We are always glad to to be able to help local schools in particular with composting projects in the hope that it will encourage the children to take that message home.

Pictured above, are part of the Eco Committee from Martin Wilson School from left to right; Jessica Foxall, Angela Holmes (from Veolia), Cassidy Lewis and Connor Davies.


James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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