Reduce Waste & Recycle

We encourage you to firstly follow the waste hierarchy: Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle.

The best thing you can do is create less waste wherever possible. When you do have to throw something away, it’s important to recycle what you can. Recycling conserves our natural resources, saves energy, protects ecosystems and people, and reduces pollution. It can be difficult to know what you can recycle – especially when the rules are different from what you might be used to at home.

Your halls of residence have recycling bins in each of the kitchen areas which you’ll need to empty into the main bins outside your hall. Below is a list of things which can and cannot be recycled in your halls of residence.

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Mixed Glass
  • Plastics
  • Cans
  • Tetrapak cartons
  • Batteries
  • CDs, DVDs, etc
  • Crisp packets, coffee cups, snack packets
  • Electrical equipment including chargers
  • Folders (e.g. lever-arch folders)
  • Food waste – should go in the food waste bin where available
  • Hard plastic (e.g. CD/DVD cases)
  • Tissues
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