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5 Ways You Can Recycle at Meadowhall 

Meadowhall is supporting local shoppers with a series of ways to recycle at the centre’s retailers, from clothes and shoes to beauty packaging – sometimes with the chance to receive vouchers in return.

Darren Pearce, centre director at Meadowhall, said:

“Supporting the community is extremely important to us at Meadowhall, and doing our bit for the environment is a huge part of that. As a centre, we are committed to working towards a more sustainable future and we want to encourage our visitors to do the same. We hope by highlighting these great initiatives offered by our retailers we help to make recycling even easier for local shoppers – not just during this week, but beyond that too.”

Here are five recycling schemes you can make the most of at Meadowhall.


  1. H&M

Through H&M’s Garment Collecting programme, you can take any unwanted clothes or textiles – from any brand and in any condition – to their store on The Gallery and receive a £5 digital voucher to use on your next purchase, as well as earn 20 ‘Conscious Points’ as part of its loyalty scheme.

Old garments are either marketed as second-hand clothing or recycled into something new entirely.

  1. schuh

schuh’s ‘Sell Your Soles’ scheme offers customers £5 towards a new pair of shoes when they bring their old, worn pairs into store. The schuh Kids store at Meadowhall also offers the same discount as part of its ‘Too Big For Your Boots’ initiative when you take in an old pair of shoes that no longer fit.  

  1. M&S

The ‘Plastic Recycling Scheme’ from M&S helps customers to recycle plastic from any product in-store, regardless of whether it is an M&S product.

Carrier bags, food wrappers and packaging from clothing multipacks are just some of the items which can be recycled in the store on The Arcade but are difficult to do so at home.

  1. Boots

The ‘Recycle at Boots’ scheme is aimed at hard-to-recycle beauty, healthcare and wellness products that cannot be put in recycling bins at home. Usually this is because they are too small (travel minis, mascaras), made of composite materials (make-up palettes, lipsticks) or made from non-recyclable materials (toothpaste tubes, lotion pumps).

Shoppers at Meadowhall can gain up to 500 Boots Advantage Card points when they participate, which is equivalent to £5 to spend in store.

 5. Primark  

Primark’s ‘Let your pre-loved be re-loved’ initiative is available across its 190 stores, including the one on The Gallery at Meadowhall. It allows shoppers to take any unwanted clothing, towels, bedsheets, bags and footwear from any brand to a labelled donation box in the store.   


There are also a variety of ways that Meadowhall supports the environment and the community, including its community fruit orchard, a seasonal 700sqm wildflower meadow and its very own Cycle Hub.

The centre is also home to the largest solar panel installation on a UK shopping centre, it harvests rainwater to flush its toilets and water plants, it recycles more than 90 per cent of uneaten food and is home to more than 420,000 bees in 14 secret beehives.

To find out more about Meadowhall’s sustainability initiatives visit the:

Meadowhall sustainability page


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