We just LOVE to recycle...

Festival Place was the first shopping centre to operate an one-site Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and Food Digestion Facility turning food waste into grey water.

Aluminium drinks cans are usually recycled into ingots. This is the ultimate recycling process for environmental efficiency and used cans are often recycled, made into new cans, filled and put back on the shelf in just six weeks.

Did you know our Service Area Team sort through over 8,000 bins a year, recycling retailer waste into a marketable commodity which is then sold from site. All proceeds are offset against retailers' service charge.

We recycle over 170 tonnes of glass bottles each year. Glass is 100% recyclable and can be endlessly reprocessed with no loss of quality.

All our cardboard and paper is recovered for recycling and we process over 440 tonnes per year. Paper produced from virgin raw material uses far more energy and water than if we recycle our unwanted paper.

Since 2007 Festival Place has been awarded three Green Hero and six Green Apple awards for our recycling commitment.

Our commitment to reducing energy consumption
Energy consumption - By putting timers on lights, using photo sensitive switches, swapping to green energy electrical suppliers, making our boilers more efficient and reducing the temperature by 1 degree we have saved over 800 tonnes of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere each year.

Suppliers - Over 95% of our suppliers are those who shown their commitment to ethical procurement and business practices.

Our commitment to looking after our world
Waste - We aim to annually increase the amount of rubbish we recycle on-site by continuing to educate our retailers and restaurants via visits, education packs and our site induction.

Water - Each year we save water by placing Hippo bags filled with water in the toilet cisterns that work in the same way as the commercially available Hypo system. We also use waterless urinals and since 2011 have been using collected rainwater within our cleaning regime.


Q: Can I place fixtures and fittings or old stock in the bins?

A: No, this would fall outside our waste recycling system. However, we can provide a quote to remove this.

Q: Where do I put my waste if the bins are full?

A: Please call 01256 326022 and we will replace the bin as soon as possible.

Q: What colour waste bags can we use?

A: We accept clear bags only, which can be purchased at the information desk. Black bags are not to be used.

Q: Why do I have to separate my food waste?

A: Food waste must be separated as it goes through our Waste 2 water system and is turned into grey water.

Q: What waste do I put where?

A: Food waste is to be placed in the 25 litre food containers, cardboard is to be flat packed and placed in the blue bins and all recyclable waste is to be placed in the green bins.

Q: Who do I contact if I have a problem?

A: Please call 01256 326022 and ask to speak to the Housekeeping Manager.

Yes Please :)
Mixed recycling: Paper/magazines; Plastic packaging; Milk bottles*; Drinks bottles*; Coat hangers; Cans; Polystyrene; Plastic tubs*; Clean clothes. (*Please ensure items are washed out)

Glass bottles: Restaurants - please place all glass bottles into your designated glass bottle bin. Any items of glass that are not bottles can be removed at an additional cost. Please contact the Housekeeping Team to request a quote.

Cardboard: Please ensure all cardboard is flat packed and placed into the blue cardboard bins. Please removed any plastic wrappings.

Food Waste: All consumable food is recycled on-site through our Waste 2 Water machines. Please place your food in the food buckets provided and our team will collect it from your unit. Please remove all packaging from food including any contaminated cocktail sticks, napkins etc.

Don't forget... all items must be empty and clean!

No thanks :(
Additional waste: Electrical items; Metals; Shop fittings; Old stock items; Light fittings/bulbs; Broken glass and crockery; Any other item that falls outside of our waste recycle stream. Please contact the Housekeeping Team for a quote to remove these items.

Contaminated waste: Please try not to contaminate your recyclable waste with canteen waste. Any canteen waste that cannot be recycled or put through our Waste 2 Water machines is to be placed in a clear bag and disposed of in the correct bin.

Pallets and cages: In order to keep the service corridors sterile and safe, all pallets and cages will be removed from the service corridors. If you wish to back haul your cages or pallets please store them in your unit ready for collection.

Hazardous waste: Batteries; Chemicals; Blood contaminated items; Soiled nappies; Sharp objects; Cooking oil; Paint. These items cannot be put in the waste stream. Please contact the Housekeeping Team who can advise you of the best way to dispose of them.

Remember... please dispose of these items correctly!

For more information, call 01256 326022 or email: tom.higgs@festivalplace.co.uk.

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