21 May 2012
Many exciting community projects including Glengall Wharf Garden run by the Burgess Park Food Project have used an array of boxes to plant shrubs and create a tool bench. Other projects such as Pembroke Gardens asked to receive a number of boxes to help to store tools, and also plant bulbs; and the Heygate Estate has already seen daffodils bloom from their blue boxes this year.
Now Veolia Environmental Services recycling and waste partners of Southwark Council are keen to provide the remaining boxes to any community groups in Southwark who can put them to good use, so that they can continue to be a benefit to the borough.
They could perhaps be used as waterproof storage of items in the garden, for planting flowers or herbs and vegetables, a tool bench or any other imaginative function which will see them being reused.
The surplus has followed the introduction of the new food waste collection service and alternate weekly collections of recycling and refuse last year when the blue boxes were replaced with blue bins.
If you belong to a community group in Southwark and feel you could put some of these boxes to good use please, contact us on 020 7525 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Communications Project Manager
Veolia Environmental Services (UK) Plc.
Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility
43 Devon Street,
Tel: +44(0)20 3567 2600
DD: +44(0)20 3567 2621
Fax: +44(0)20 3567 2601
Notes to the editor
Veolia Environmental Services provide waste management and recycling services on behalf of Southwark Council as part of a 25 year PFI contract. The company’s fully integrated strategy includes waste minimisation, collection, transfer, recycling, composting, pre-treatment and disposal.
Veolia Environmental Services, part of the Veolia Environnement Group, is the UK’s leading waste management company. With a sizeable presence throughout the UK, mainland Europe and the world, Veolia Environmental Services employs 85,600 people worldwide, servicing more than 73 million customers in 33 countries. (Source: Human resources data 2009)
Veolia Environmental Services is the only global provider of a full range of services for handling hazardous and non-hazardous solid and liquid waste. It provides waste management and logistics services as well as materials recovery and recycling. Veolia Environmental Services generated revenue of €9.05 billion in 2009.
Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is 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 four complementary segments: water management, waste management, energy management and freight and passenger transportation. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €34.5 billion in 2009.
Further information can be obtained by visiting the websites: www.veolia.co.uk