Global metal recycler, EMR Metal Recycling, has installed metal collection bins in a Warrington shopping centre to encourage consumers to recycle their unwanted household metals and raise funds for a local school.
Launched in partnership with Golden Square shopping centre in Warrington and landowner JLL, the trial initiative enables visitors to drop off common waste metal items such as copper piping, pots and pans, food and drink cans, radiators, garden tools and more for recycling at three collection bins in the shopping centre. At the end of the trial period, all collected metals will be weighed in at a local EMR depot with the total value of the metal being donated to a local school.
Ian Cox, Golden Square Shopping Centre Director, said: “As a shopping destination that sits at the heart of the city, it’s our duty to the community to ensure we are doing our bit to help make Warrington a more sustainable place to live. We are not only thrilled to be involved in such a worthwhile scheme but, to be also chosen as the location in which to launch the initiative, is a great honour.
Recycling is a huge part of our ongoing commitment to improving the local environment and this is the perfect project in which to directly work with our shoppers to achieve this. “The added benefit of collecting metal is the fact that we can also generate much-needed funds for local schools, as well as providing a wonderful opportunity in which to inform the younger members of our town how important it is to recycle and how everyone can do their bit.”