At the end of Q3 2019, a popular shopping centre in Wakefield, United Kingdom, commenced with the implementation of recommendations made via the Don’t Waste suite of advanced management reports at its centre. These were implemented by a committed and focused operations management team.

The Solution

The Don’t Waste system and service solution includes detailed project plans, based on recommendations by Don’t Waste specialists in identifying strategic opportunities to improve recycling rates, reduce volumes to energy recovery and/or landfill, and improve waste costs.

The Results Q3 2020 vs Q3 2019

As a result of the recommendations, followed by significant retailer engagement in respect of source segregation requirements, Q3 2020 showcases the extent of the improvements: A massive 24% additional diversion to recycling, and a net reduction in General  Waste of 44% compared to Q3 2019 (Figure 1).


Figure 1

In spite of the COVID-19 disruption, the shopping centre exceeded initial targets set for grade and recycling performance.

Environmental Savings (Q4 2019 to Q3 2020)

Environmental savings

Figure 2

Implementing waste management initiatives in a retail setting is a challenge. This particular shopping centre has shown that a having a plan, a commitment to the implementation of sustainable solutions, source segregation collateral and implementing effective retailer engagement are the secret to success!


Don’t Waste provides industry leading business intelligence, site management, and waste management services to Property, Retail, Commercial, Industrial and Hospitality industries. Our customers include the world’s leading property management groups.

To find out more about our innovative value-added systems and services in onsite waste operations, contact:

Linus Naik- Group Manager: Sustainability & Business Development (Email: I Mobile: +27 82 552 0675).

Michael Foreman- Managing Director UK (Email: I Mobile: +44 7939 027193).

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