Veolia volunteers get hands on at Heeley

Staff from Veolia Environmental Services have been getting hands on at Heeley City Farm by demolishing their old wood store. Volunteers donned their steel toe capped boots and swung their hammers into action to clear the site for a brand new shed to store the wood ready for autumn.

Veolia is salvaging the wood from the demolished store and reusing it by turning it into wood chippings that will be reprocessed to make new materials like MDF and chipboard.

Simon Heathcote, recycling assistant at Veolia Environmental Services said: “It’s great to give something back in our local community with this kind of project.  Heeley City Farm does some fantastic work and provides a great experience for Sheffield residents.  Veolia is proud to be able to provide support to such a worthy cause.”

Heeley City Farm is a friendly farm and environmental visitor centre in Heeley, at the heart of Sheffield.  Lee Pearse, conservation project manager at Heeley City Farm also commented “The Veolia team really got stuck in and have made a big difference.  Thanks to the volunteers, the site is now ready for the new wood store which will be a valuable addition to our farm.”

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