We would be grateful if members and members’ gardeners could be sure there are no bolts, screws, or other metal objects (we find many trowels and garden forks) in the deposited green materials. These are damaging our shredder and could cause serious injury to the shredding team.

Please don’t leave plastics in green deposits either ; we find root ball containers, old garden netting etc.. These again cause damage to the shedder if not spotted in time. Plus plastics can cause microbial malfunctioning in the soil disrupting the carbon cycle and soil life https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2020.1268