Shropshire Council

Resource management for communities

Recycling

Please refer to our website and recycling policy for further information, including reference to single-use-plastics. Both domestic and commercial recycling is delivered by our service provider Veolia Shropshire.

Find out how you can achieve economic benefits and resource efficiency.

Plastic Free Communities (hosted by Surfers Against Sewage) is about kicking our addiction to avoidable single-use plastic and changing the system that produces it: "We're creating the Plastic Free Community network to free where we live from single use. Together we're tackling avoidable single-use plastic, from the beach all the way back to the brands and businesses who create it."

Re-use

We've initiated a re-use distribution network called Warp-it (Waste Action Re-use Portal) for repurposing stationery, furniture and other office equipment. This service helps to repurpose and relocate office furniture and equipment to where it's needed, and is available for use by Shropshire Council service areas, town and parish councils, schools and academy trusts, charities, and not-for-profits. It's not available for personal use (for which there are services like Freecycle and Freegle), so please don't sign up with a private email address.

Please choose one of the following links depending on the type of organisation you represent:

Make sure you bookmark the correct link. Hit the big green button which says ‘register’. Once you register, you’ll get further instructions. You can browse items on Warp-it by hitting the search button.

If you want to know more about the system, go to the Warpit website where there are examples of how the system is working well in other organisations just like ours.

For more information take a look at our frequently asked questions.

If you have any other questions, please contact WarpIT@shropshire.gov.uk

Remember, don’t Waste it, Warp It!

Water efficiency

Understanding, reducing and adopting best practice with your water usage can save your business money, help you avoid costly repairs and reduce your carbon footprint. A win-win-win situation. Severn Trent has devised a three-step process to help you measure your water use, minimise your waste and maintain the results.

What is water conservation and efficiency?

Many factors affect how much water people use in a day, including where they live, whether they live in a house or an apartment and how they live their day-to-day lives. While water might seem plentiful to meet people’s individual needs, there are many others who share in that water use. In addition, droughts and water shortages can happen anywhere in the country.

Water UK recommendations on water efficiency

As identified by the Climate Change Commission, in their recent letter to the Prime Minister, reducing the risk of drought is a crucial in the adaptation to a changing climate. The need for a significant reduction in personal water consumption is central to achieving this objective.

Water saving products to help you cut water use at home

In the UK, the average household uses around 140 litres of water per head, every day. Most of us don’t realise how much water we use, with estimates generally falling between 50 and 100 litres per day. Find out more from the Energy Saving Trust.