A RECYCLING and waste management company has planted 10,000 wildflower seeds at its closed landfill site at Pen Y Bont near Wrexham.

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

To celebrate this milestone, FCC Environment wanted to enhance the work that it is currently doing across its land restoration portfolio, which includes the closed landfill site close to the iconic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and canal.

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Planting seeds at Pen Y Bont

Julie Fourcade, head of external Aaffairs 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.

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.”

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.