Posted: Wed 16th Sep 2020

Recycling and waste management company plants 10,000 wildflower seeds at Wrexham landfill site for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

10,000 wildflower seeds have been planted at a landfill site in Wrexham by a recycling and waste management companies

FCC Environment, which works on behalf of 60 local authorities across the UK, recently reached 10,000 followers on its corporate LinkedIn account.

To mark this milestone, FCC Environment decided plant thousands of seeds at its closed landfill site at Pen Y Bont, near Wrexham

Julie Fourcade, head of external affairs at FCC Environment said: “We’re very proud of the work that our Landfill Engineering and Restoration team does at FCC Environment, so planting 10,000 wildflower seeds seemed like an appropriate way to celebrate this milestone.

“At FCC Environment we see ourselves as custodians of the land, taking it through its lifecycle, so it is fantastic to see this former landfill being restored to its former beauty.”

A team of 10 FCC Environment staff along with helpers from contractor Green N Clean, gave up their Saturday in order to help plant the 10,000 seeds.

One staff member to take part was Senior Bid Writer Darren Forster who manages FCC’s LinkedIn account in the UK.

“It’s fantastic to be able to help out today,” he said.

“It is a great feeling knowing that our hard work will mean that this area now becomes a better habitat for wildlife and helps to encourage it into the local area.”

Green N Clean is a family operated business operating out of Culcheth in Warrington which has been working with FCC for well over 13 years.

Tony Hughes who runs the business said: “We were delighted to contribute a selection of wildflower plugs along with the bespoke perennial seed mix and it was great to be able to help plant them all on such a fine autumn day in such stunning surroundings.”

The team at Green N Clean have pledged to return in April and resource the planting up of a further selection of wildflower plugs, along with an additional compliment of cornfield annual species that have been selected for their germination cycle to coincide and be flowering in readiness for a follow photo of the wildflower area around June.

Pen Y Bont landfill site has been closed since December 2016 and the company is now undertaking a process to restore it back to the natural environment it was previously, where wildlife can thrive and flourish.

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