22/12/2011 - Permalink

New cardboard recycling banks

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Sixteen new cardboard recycling banks are now in place across the county to help residents recycle their cardboard more easily. 

These are located at:  

  • The Severn Centre in Highley
  • Oswald Road Car Park (opposite Morrisons supermarket) in Oswestry
  • Church Street Car Park in Prees
  • Coder Road Recycling Point in Ludlow
  • Smithfield Car Park in Ludlow
  • Morrisons supermarket in Harlescott, Shrewsbury
  • Sainsbury’s on Meole Brace Retail Park in Shrewsbury
  • Aston Street Car Park in Shifnal
  • Callow Community Centre in Minsterley
  • High Street Car Park in Wem
  • Innage Lane Car Park in Bridgnorth
  • Lacon Childe School in Cleobury Mortimer
  • Morrisons supermarket in Market Drayton
  • The Stadium opposite RAF Station in Cosford
  • Talbot Street Car Park in Ellesmere
  • Crowgate Business Park in Bishop’s Castle 

However, as well as installing these additional cardboard recycling banks, Shropshire Council is continuing to work with its waste contractor Veolia to explore ways to collect cardboard for recycling from the kerbside in the future. 

Councillor Mike Owen, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for waste and recycling, said:

“It’s great that these new cardboard recycling banks have been installed, with more to follow once agreements are finalised. 

“I’d like to reassure residents that we are working with Veolia to find a way to collect cardboard for recycling from the kerbside in the future, and are currently looking to trial a new scheme early next year.” 

Residents can also take cardboard to any one of the five Household Recycling Centres around the county, these are located at: 

  • Barnsley Lane in Bridgnorth
  • Battlefield Enterprise Park in Shrewsbury
  • Long Lane Industrial Estate in Craven Arms
  • Mile Oak Industrial Estate in Oswestry
  • Waymills Civic Park in Whitchurch 

For more information, people can visit www.recycleforshropshire.com or call 0345 678 9007. 

The council’s garden waste kerbside collection service receives approximately 38,000 tonnes every year from the collection of garden waste, cardboard and in some areas food waste from homes across the county.  Cardboard represents around 4,000 tonnes of this total.