Manchester Fort Shopping Park are this month sharing their video demonstrating their significant success in recycling improvements across the site, which have been developed with their waste management service provider, Carbon Neutral B&M Waste Services.
The programme allows for bespoke collections to be implemented for individual tenants resulting in better cost analysis of the waste management services provided. The electric vehicle solution, allows low-carbon movement of waste by Manchester Fort staff acorss the site at times to suit them and that of their tenants. It also provides a single collection point for B&M vehicles to arrive and take the recyclate and non-recyclable materials to either recycling plants or divert non-recyclable material waste away from landfill through utilising energy from waste technology which processes waste to generate green energy, rather than it being sent to landfill.
Check out our video showing what happens at Manchester Fort and why Derek Askew, Centre Manager at Manchester Fort, believes the work B&M and his team have done have been successful:
Derek Askew, Centre Manager at Manchester Fort Shopping Park said “Workman Retail and B&M waste have worked tirelessly to deliver added value for the tenant’s while ensuring our environmental responsibilities are met on this project. We have devised and delivered a plan, to deliver more effective machinery, tenant collections based on need with factual data, increased waste streams with more income, more compact bales delivering 750Kg’s and above on cardboard and a cost saving on the overall waste budget, while being able to deliver better standards of tenant service and ensuring our environmental responsibilities are met.”
Mick Ashall, Director of B&M Waste Services stated “We are delighted with the success of our partnership at Manchester Fort. The results owe a lot to the retail park’s staff who we have helped understand the fundamental difference they can make to the successful achievement of the targets and who are regularly informed of their progress.
“We produce a comprehensive reporting system endorsed by the organisation Carbon Footprint which details the amount of carbon saved, the equivalent number of trees and car miles and the amount of material reused for RDF.”
As we move further into 2017 we will continue to look for innovations which will further move Manchester Fort up the Waste Hierarchy. One of the systems we are looking to introduce is a rainwater harvesting system, which will allow rain water to be re-used as opposed to draining away”