Author: Sarah

Views sought about proposed charges for garden waste collections

Householders in the Shropshire Council area are being asked for their views on proposals to introduce a charge for the collection of garden waste – and about proposals for the future operation of the council’s five Household Recycling Centres (HRCs).

six-week consultation runs from Tuesday 9 April to Monday 20 May 2024.

Shropshire Council is proposing to introduce an annual subscription fee of £52 – the equivalent of £1 a week – to collect garden waste from properties in the Shropshire Council area.

The consultation asks people if they would be willing to pay more than £52 a year if the additional money was used to keep all five HRCs open, and for views on whether the opening times of some recycling centres could be reduced.

The consultation also asks for people’s thoughts about a new permit/booking system for people visiting a recycling centre, to help ensure that they are only used by people from Shropshire.

The proposals are being made as Shropshire Council must make £62m of savings in 2024/25 to keep a balanced budget.

Charging for garden waste collections, and closing two of the council’s five Household Recycling Centres, are among proposals approved by councillors as part of Shropshire Council’s budget cuts for 2024/25.

While garden waste collections in Shropshire are currently free, 80% of English councils already charge for this service, and many have been doing so for several years. The average annual fee across the country is £55 a year.

To take part in the consultation and find out more go to

Easter 2024 changes to Waste Collection Days

Changes start on Easter Monday (1 April 2024) and end on Saturday 6 April 2024. Collections will be one day later than normal – and will return to normal from Monday 8 April 2024.

Collection crews will be working on Good Friday (29 March), with waste and recycling collected as normal that day.

The usual and revised collection days are:

Usual collection day / revised collection day

Friday 29 March (Good Friday) / No change
Monday 1 April (Easter Monday) / Tuesday 2 April
Tuesday 2 April /Wednesday 3 April
Wednesday 3 April / Thursday 4 April
Thursday 4 April / Friday 5 April
Friday 5 April / Saturday 6 April

Householders are asked to put their waste containers out by 7am on their revised collection day.

A41 Roadworks 25 – 27 March 2024

The A41 (from 40 mph to derestriction sign at Tern Hill. See map) will be closed for repairs/patching work from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 March, ahead of the road being surface dressed later this year.

Work will be carried out from 9.30am to 4pm each day.

When the road is closed a signed diversion will be in place. Depending on their vehicle type people may be able to choose their own shorter diversion route.

Access will be provided for any properties and businesses within the closure, with staff on site able to assist.

Crudgington Roadworks

There are 4-way traffic lights at the A442/B5062 crossroads in Crudgington. They are scheduled to be there for 40 weeks. Allow lots of extra time for your journeys.