The University of Nottingham


It’s really important that you recycle as much as possible in halls to minimise the amount of materials that go into landfill. You should have received a personal jute bag which you’ll need to empty into the external recycling bins when it’s full. Check out the list below to see what can/can’t be recycled in the outside recycling bins. The recycling bins in your pantries (where available) should only be used for recycling from the pantry (e.g. milk bottles, cardboard sleeves from food packaging).

  • Paper, newspaper, magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Mixed Glass (clean!)
  • Plastic containers (clean!)
  • Drinks and metal cans (clean!)
  • 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 if you have one
  • Hard plastic (e.g. CD/DVD cases)
  • Tetrapak cartons
  • Tissues