Shropshire re-use case study

3rd February 2015

A successful bulky waste partnership between a local authority, a private waste management company and third sector organisations has produced impressive results in Shropshire, with both environmental and social gains for local people.

Critical to this success was the decision to ensure the private finance initiative contract allowed third sector involvement
The bulky waste collection service supports 28 key performance indicators within the wider collection contract
All the charities combined are involved with over 110 volunteers and 38 staff.

Veolia carry out waste collection and management for Shropshire including the provision of a bulky waste collection scheme to 132,000 households. They manage this scheme together with three social enterprises acting as subcontractors. These charities are the Shropshire Housing Alliance, the South Shropshire Furniture Scheme and the Shrewsbury Furniture Scheme.