There will also be a number of local community groups taking part in the event selling cakes, white elephant stalls and a chocolate tombola. The local girl guides will be on hand with some recycling activities and the local youth centre will be providing face painting. There will be a raffle in aid of the charity MIND and prizes have been donated by ALDI, Boots the Chemist and M & S. All the community activities will be inside the building (in case of rain!). Refreshments will be available.
Local Councillor Christian Lea said "The Wonder Day at the Household Recycling Centre this Saturday will very much be a community event. Not only will there be the chance to tour this recently opened recycling facility, but there will also be the opportunity for children to clamber aboard a Veolia recycling lorry and view the on board camera. It should prove to be an enjoyable event for all who attend, as well as there being the chance to support some very worthy local causes."
Donald Macphail, Regional Director of Veolia said: “The new facility in Faraday Drive consists of a recycling centre, transfer station and transport depot. Residents are able to recycle over 30 different types of materials at the new centre. This open day will allow members of the public to look behind the scenes and hear about what happens to the recycling and waste which is brought into the facility”.
The event starts at 10.30am and ends at 3.30pm.
On 1 October 2007, Veolia Environmental Services Shropshire Limited began a 27 year contract to provide waste services for the County of Shropshire.
This means that Veolia has taken on responsibility for collecting, reducing, recycling, recovering and disposing of household waste on behalf of Shropshire Council. We will make a capital investment of more than £100m in waste infrastructure over the period of the contract to support a fully-integrated strategy for managing Shropshire’s waste.
There are plans for a number of proposals to enhance waste services across the county and to reduce the amount of household waste that is sent to landfill from 65 per cent in 2005/6 to just five per cent by 2015. There are a number of proposals which include:
- Increasing Shropshire’s recycling levels to more than 50 per cent by 2012.
- Introducing a kerbside plastic bottle collection service across the county by 2011.
- Construction of two new integrated waste management facilities (IWMF) in Oswestry and Bridgnorth which will include household recycling centres and waste transfer stations. The Oswestry facility opened in October 2009. The Bridgnorth facility opened in March 2012. Construction of an in-vessel composting facility, which will allow the treatment of all compostable wastes, including all food waste – turning it into valuable, peat-free compost whilst significantly reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. A planning application is currently with Telford & Wreking Council.
- Provision of an Energy from Waste Facility at Battlefield Enterprise Park in Shrewsbury that will eventually produce enough electricity from residual waste to power over 10,000 homes each year. Planning permission for this facility was granted in January 2012 and the facility is due to be open by 2012. View the Shropshire Energy from Waste Facility FAQ's.
Veolia Environmental Services is the UK’s leading recycling and waste management company employing over 12,000 people serving local authorities, business and industry. We provide the full range of integrated waste management services to over a third of the UK’s population and serve more than 65,000 commercial and industrial customers.
We are committed to protecting the environment and improving the lives of the communities in which we operate and have been awarded Platinum Rating in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index for 2012.
Veolia Environmental Services is part of Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE), the worldwide reference in environmental services. The company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments: water management, waste management and energy management. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €29.6 billion in 2011
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