Councillor Viv Parry and volunteers at The Furniture Scheme are trying to stop people dumping rubbish in the charity's yard
11 Jun 2018
A charity in South Shropshire is temporarily suspending all collections of donations as it struggles to cope with rubbish dumped on its doorstep. The Furniture Scheme, in Ludlow, restores and resells unwanted furniture and offers a free  collection service, but in recent months items which should be taken to the tip have instead been dumped by their door. Staff say the problem has increased ‘out...
Betton Abbots Landfill site
12 Dec 2014
The Councils old tip on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, Betton Abbots landfill site, is now decommissioned and the 'asset' (some would say liability) has been passed over to (formed Council-owned firm) Shropshire Waste Management Ltd. which is now owned by the multinational civil engineering firm SITA.  Throughout the later part of the 20th century, the old dump acted as the central hub for disposal...
Veolia staff handing out leaflets
11 Dec 2014
Staff from our waste contractor Veolia have been handing out leaflets all week to help remind people about the forthcoming changes to waste collections in Shrewsbury and across Shropshire.  The lads from the local Shrewsbury depot Dave Thomas, Mark Redmond and Gary Clarke (pictured above) have been out and about helping to spread the word.  The message is simple - double check your waste...
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