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Richard Paxton, centre director of The Galleries with Patrascu Marianion, Alex Cosmin and Natalia and Gary Mo, of Fly WEEE Recycle Ltd
Richard Paxton, centre director of The Galleries with Patrascu Marianion, Alex Cosmin and Natalia and Gary Mo, of Fly WEEE Recycle Ltd

BOSSES at a Wigan shopping centre have launched a recycling initiative for its customers.

Shoppers at The Galleries can dispose of their used IT equipment, electrical equipment and retail equipment of any make or size at a specially designated zone at the retail centre.

All items collected from the shopping centre will be recycled and offered to local charities, helping reduce the electrical waste in the UK with ethical recycling practices.

The shopping centre has launched the recycling scheme in conjunction with recycling company FLY WEEE Recycle Ltd.

Richard Paxton, centre director of The Galleries said: “We are pleased to be offering this additional recycling facility for our retailers.

“More than one million tonnes of electrical and IT equipment is disposed of each year and it is suggested that UK landfill will fill up in the next 10 years.

“So along with our retailers and FLY WEEE Recycle Ltd, we are delighted to offer this service and assist in reducing the amount of equipment being disposed of as waste.”

Equipment which can be disposed of and then recycled using this facility include computers, monitors, servers, printers, laptops, modems, switches and cables.

Also some retail equipment can be recycled such as tills, EPOS equipment and scanners, plus any other electrical equipment including TVs and recorders.

The Galleries also provide other recycling facilities. A used postage stamp appeal for the RNIB is also in place.

This includes a recycling point for used mobile phones and used printer cartridge recycling - all proceeds from both are donated to Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

Shoppers can donate for any of the initiatives listed by either dropping off at customer service reception or by prior arrangement on 01942 820565.