This article explains about waste management in halls and further detailed information on where waste should be placed.

In halls of residence we prioritise how waste should be managed based on its environmental impact:

  • Reduce the amount of waste we accumulate. Select items with the least packaging and, wherever possible, buy better quality items that should last longer.
  • Re-use items instead of throwing them away. Pass items on, repair them or adapt them for other uses. Many items, such as clothes or unwanted gifts, can be passed on via the Halls Bag it Up for Charity scheme
  • Recycle everything that can be recycled, which will significantly reduce the amount of waste needing disposal.

Item specific waste information

Here is a specific list of which bin you should use for which waste:

Type of waste

Where to put it

Aerosol (empty)

Kitchen bin

Aluminium foil/tray

Kitchen bin

Banana skin

Food caddy

Battery

Hall reception (battery bucket)

Blu tack

Kitchen bin

Broken, sharp objects

Do not put in internal bins, dispose of in external purple bin

Cardboard, any type

Kitchen bin

Carrier bag

Kitchen bin

Cartridge (printer)

Contact your Hall reception

Chewing gum

Food caddy OR wrap it and put in kitchen bin

Coffee grounds

Food caddy

Computer

Contact your Hall reception

Crisp packet

Kitchen bin

Drink can (emptied of liquid)

Kitchen bin

Electrical waste

Contact your Hall reception

Fish (inc.bones)

Food caddy

Foil

Kitchen bin

Glass bottle/jar (all colours)

Kitchen bin

Glass, broken

Do not put in internal bins, dispose of in external green metal bins

IT equipment

Contact your Hall reception

Meat (including bones)

Food caddy

Milk bottle tops

Send to Sarah Day at the Students’ Union

Paper, any kind

Kitchen bin

Plants & leaves (houseplants)

Food caddy

Plastic, any type

Kitchen bin

Polystyrene

Kitchen bin

Sachet (empty)

Kitchen bin

Stamps (used)

Send to Fern Lewis at the Union (for Canine Partners Charity)

Tea bags

Food caddy

Tissues

Ideally put in food caddy, can also go in kitchen bin.

Yoghurt pot (empty)

Kitchen bin

 


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