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Spinning Gate Shopping Centre Awarded National Award

Spinning Gate Shopping Centre have recently been awarded with a National Award for their waste management achievements.

Spinning Gate Shopping Centre hosts 35 stores in 110,000sq ft of retail space in Leigh Town Centre are now the proud owners of a National Green Apple Bronze Award for Environmental Best Practise for their achievements in 2018.

Spinning gate Shopping centre Green Apple 2019

The centre was presented with the national award at a recent awards ceremony at the Houses of Parliament, London.  This follows the centres environmental success when it received its first Green Apple Award in 2018 for its recycling achievements and along with their waste management partner, B&M Waste Services ensured 100% of the centres waste was diverted from landfill.  During the ceremony, B&M Waste Services were presented with a National Bronze Award for Environmental Best Practice Paper and Packaging.

The shopping centre achieved its latest Green Apple Environmental award for reducing the waste produced from site by 6% with 100kg of waste removed from the centre.  The centre increased the volume of waste recycled by 40% with 60kg of waste recycled.  100% of the waste removed from site was diverted from landfill.  Following a unit refurbishment, 62 tonnes of rubbish was removed and forwarded to a waste recycling centre to be reused as hardcore.  5% cost savings were achieved with the waste management budget.  The centre also reduced its electricity consumption by 5%.  The centre recycles electrical and IT equipment and has recently introduced a used postage stamp recycling scheme in centre for shoppers.  Within the last 2 years, Spinning Gate has reduced its waste volume by 12%.  The results of the waste management provision at the centre last year, saved 95,000 equivalent car miles (in a family electric car, saved 20,000 complete washing machine cycles, saved 355 TVs powered for a year, saved 128 fridge freezers powered for a year and 4,700 office printers powered for a week!

Karen Cox, Centre Manager at Spinning Gate commented:

“We are absolutely delighted to receive our 2nd Green Apple Environmental Award for Environmental Best Practise.  We are incredibly proud of the centre team who continue to drive our commitment to increasing recycling rates and minimising the waste produced from the centre.  Huge thank you to our waste management partner B&M Waste Services for their commitment to the environment and of course to Spinning Gate Shopping Centre too.”

David Carter, Account Manager at B&M Waste Services commented:

“We are once again thrilled to congratulate Spinning Gate Shopping Centre on their achievement at The Green Apple Awards, winning a national award is highly coveted.  We’re proud to support their aim of diverting 100% of waste from landfill for conversion instead to green energy at an energy from waste facility, and waste minimisation overall.  Karen and the team do a fantastic job engaging with the public and retailers alike to communicate the waste strategy and obtain buy in to ensure a pleasant environment and great shopping experience for all visitors. Well done!”

B&M Waste also complete a FREE waste audit for environmentally conscious businesses, looking to develop waste minimisation, reuse and recycling strategies and subsequently reduce their waste costs effectively. To find out more about this, you can visit

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