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Rubbish and Recycling

We're trying to keep our environmental footprint to a minimum. Here's what we can recycle in the lab/at Summerhall:

Material Location in the lab Final destination
Glass G1 kitchen area Glass bins in the Summerhall courtyard
Cans, plastics, paper, card and cardboard (see below) G1 kitchen area Orange-lidded “Dry mixed recyclables” bins in the courtyard
WEEE (electricals/electronics) No Do not WEEE in the lab. You should dispose of this elsewhere.

Other waste unfortunately has to be landfilled, unless we can find other recycling solutions. There are grey-lidded landfill bins in the Summerhall courtyard.

If you see the in-lab recycling is full, please empty it to the bins in the courtyard. The same goes for the landfill bins in the lab!

✔ What can be recycled in the orange bins? ✔

  • Paper - e.g. dry paper waste, newspapers, office paper and magazines
  • Cardboard – e.g. corrugated cardboard, cereal boxes and card
  • Metal cans – e.g. clean, empty drinks cans and food tins
  • Plastic – e.g. packaging films, rinsed out milk bottles, empty drinks bottles & clean salad trays, rinsed out margarine tubs & microwaveable meal trays

✘ What **can't** be recycled in the orange bins? ✘

  • Black bags (because our drivers cannot see if it is recyclable material in the bag)
  • Waxed paper cups (takeaway cups from most high street coffee chains)
  • Crisp packets and sweet wrappers
  • Food and canteen waste
  • Liquids
  • Polystyrene
  • Glass and ceramics
  • Wood
  • Textiles or lengths of strapping
  • Hard and rigid plastics (e.g. window frames, pipes, drums or other bulky non-compactable plastic items)
  • Containers with any residue of food or hazardous material (e.g. paint tins or bleach bottles)
rubbishrecycling.txt · Last modified: 2020-06-08 01:21 by river

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