28th March 2024

ATM support National Highways ACE tree guard removal and litter picking event

ATM were delighted to donate the use of a welfare van and a team of operatives yesterday, assisting National Highways with their tree guard removal and litter picking event near Dry Drayton. 

A monster 8,000 tree guards were removed during the day, which was a resounding success - and featured a visit from National Highways CEO, Nick Harris.

More than 25 volunteers from National Highways and its supply chain, including ATM, gave up their time to take out the tree shelters which had been used to protect saplings from hungry animals but have reached the end of their lifespan.

The removed shelters were taken to Tubex’s dedicated recycling facility in Heanor, Derbyshire. Once processed, the recycled polypropylene (PP) will be used in the manufacture of new recyclable tree shelters. 

The volunteer day was considered a success and plans are under way to hold similar events to remove more tree shelters from both the A428 and other highways across the East region.

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