Recycling

Introduction

EHU272 Prospectus GraduatesCourt022_001Edge Hill University is committed to the sustainable management of waste to ensure legal compliance in a way that minimises environmental impact and promotes

Objective
To significantly reduce the environmental impacts of our waste production in accordance with the waste hierarchy: reduce, reuse, recycle, recover through reducing volumes of waste generated by our activities and increasing reuse, recycling and resource recovery; to manage residual waste in accordance with best practice; and to ensure that waste is considered a resource by staff and students.

Targets
• To increase recycling rate to 70% by 2021.
• To decrease waste arisings by 5% on 2017 baseline of 0.037 tonnes (per staff and student FTE)
• Investigate the feasibility of divesting from single-use plastics and non-biodegradable disposables by 2021

In order to achieve our objectives and targets we will need your help and participation so please take the time to familiarise yourself with our webpages.

What can I recycle?

Please separate waste into one of the three categories outlined below:

Cans, Jars & Plastic Bottles – list everything I can put in this bin

Yes please

  • Cans
  • Glass jars
  • Glass bottles
  • Plastic bottles

No thanks

  • Any other plastic item (we can only recycle PLASTIC BOTTLES)
  • Food waste
  • Plastic packaging
  • Food wrappers
  • Yoghurt pots
  • Tin foil
  • Cake / pie tins
  • Aerosols
  • Crockery
  • Pyrex
  • Drink glasses

Mixed Paper and Card – list everything I can put in this bin

Yes please

  • Paper
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Journals
  • Small catalogues
  • Brown and white envelopes (even with windows)
  • Leaflets
  • Junk mail (with plastic film removed)
  • Thin card
  • Egg boxes
  • Cardboard (please flat pack and place next to the recycling bin.  For larger amounts contact FM Helpdesk for removal)

No thanks

  • Books
  • Directories
  • Large catalogues
  • Lever arch files/ring binders
  • Tetra paks
  • Food contaminated paper and card items
  • Paper cups
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues

General Waste – list everything I can put in this bin

Yes please

  • Food waste
  • Non recyclables (anything else that cannot be recycled including packaging)

No thanks

  • Batteries
  • Electrical/electronic waste

This will sit alongside specialist collections for electrical waste, hazardous waste, confidential paper, green waste and others.

If you are unsure whether an item can be recycled please email sustainability@edgehill.ac.uk.

Recycling in Halls

Internal Recycling Facilities

Please separate materials for recycling into the appropriate bins.

There will either be banks of recycling bins or stackable containers placed in communal areas within your halls of residence.

Hints & Tips

  • Please do not put plastic bags in the recycling bins.
  • Flat pack all cardboard so it takes up less room
  • Empty food and drink into the residual / organic waste bin
  • Love Food Hate Waste – students save money

SU it's what we do banner 800 x 200 pixelsThe Big Student Clear Out aims to collect unwanted equipment, clothing and food from students that live in student halls at the end of term to prevent them from being disposed to landfill.  These items are then sorted and distributed to local charities.

A - Z of Waste

The information below relates solely to wastes generated by EHU. The University cannot accept wastes from outside the University.

A

Aerosols

  • Please dispose of in residual waste bins.  The waste contractor removes aerosols and disposes of them separately off site.

B

Batteries

  • Please DO NOT put batteries into residual waste bins.
  • Batteries are classed as hazardous waste and must be disposed of via a specialist contractor.
  • There is a battery collection container in the Students’ Union for portable household-style batteries
  • Please enter a job on the FM Helpdesk System to dispose of larger batteries.

Books

  • Reusable library books are donated to BetterWorld Books who will sell a proportion of these on. The University receives a share of the profits and the rest of the money goes to a literacy charity.
  • Leftover books and journals that cannot be reused are recycled through a local charity.
  • If your department has any books or journals for disposal please enter a job on the FM Helpdesk System with details.

Bulbs

  • Please DO NOT put bulbs into residual waste bins.
  • Bulbs are classed as hazardous waste and must be disposed of via a specialist contractor.
  • Please enter a job on the FM Helpdesk System for disposal advice.

C

Cans

  • Please dispose of in the co mingled dry recycling bins on campus.

Cardboard

  • Please flat pack and place in, or next to, the mixed paper and card recycling bins.
  • For larger amounts please enter a job on the FM Helpdesk System for removal.

Cartons

  • Please dispose of in the residual waste bins as our waste contractor is unable to recycle cartons at this time.

Cartridges

  • Empty printer and toner cartridges from the multifunctional devices (MFDs) will be collected by the Reprographics Team for recycling.
  • Empty printer and toner cartridges from all other printers should be re-boxed (where possible) and sent to the Post Room for recycling.

Clinical Waste

  • Please see Hazardous Waste.

Confidential Paper

E

Electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE)

  • Under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations the University must segregate any electrical waste in order to treat it separately to enable it to be recovered and recycled.
  • Please DO NOT put electrical items into residual waste bins as they are classed as hazardous and must be disposed of via a specialist contractor.
  • For electrical waste that isn’t IT related, please enter a job on the FM Helpdesk System to arrange for collection.

This includes:

  • Fridges and freezers
  • Small appliances
  • Large appliances

Envelopes

  • Please reuse envelopes in the first instance.
  • Brown and white envelopes (even those with windows) can be recycled by placing in the mixed paper and card bins.

F

Fluorescent Lamps

  • They are classified as hazardous waste once they are discarded due to the fact they contain substances that could harm the environment.
  • Used fluorescent tubes are replaced by Facilities Management staff and are stored in containers before being collected and treated by a specialist contractor.

Foil

  • Please dispose of tin foil in the residual waste bins.

Food Tins

  • Please dispose of food tins in the co mingled dry recycling bins.

Food Waste

  • Please dispose of food and drink in the residual/organic waste bins.
  • Food waste is sent to Viridor’s Mechanical and Biological Treatment and Anaerobic Digestion Facility where it is recovered for energy.

Furniture

  • Where possible furniture is reused on campus
  • Alternatively, furniture is collected by a local social enterprise who refurbish the furniture for reuse or break it down for recycling.
  • Please enter a job on the FM Helpdesk System if you have University furniture for removal.

G

Glass

  • Please dispose of mixed glass bottles and jars in the co mingled dry recycling bins.

H

Hazardous Waste

  • Please DO NOT put hazardous waste in residual waste bins.  It must be disposed of separately in accordance with hazardous waste legislation.
  • Please enter a job on the FM Helpdesk System to arrange for disposal.

This includes:

  • Chemicals
  • Laboratory waste
  • Clinical waste
  • Paints
  • Bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • Batteries
  • Fridges and freezers
  • WEEE

I

IT Equipment

  • Please DO NOT put IT equipment in residual waste bins.  It is classed as hazardous waste and must be disposed of separately in accordance with legislation.
  • Please enter a job on the FM Helpdesk System to arrange collection

L

Laboratory Waste

  • Please see Hazardous Waste.

M

Metal

  • Please enter a job on the FM Helpdesk System to arrange collection for recycling.

N

Newspapers and Magazines

  • Please dispose of in the mixed paper and card bins.
  • For large amounts of these items please enter a job on the FM Helpdesk System to arrange removal.

P

Paper

  • Please reuse paper in the first instance by making sure both sides have been used.
  • Please dispose of in the mixed paper and card recycling bins.
  • Click here for a list of items that can be recycled.
  • For large amounts of these items please enter a job on the FM Helpdesk System for removal.

Plastic

  • Please dispose of plastic bottles and plastic food trays in the co mingled dry recycling bins.
  • Click here for a list of items that can be recycled.

Printer Cartridges

  • Please see Cartridges.

R

Residual / Organic Waste

  • This is all food waste and anything else that cannot by recycled in the mixed paper and card or co mingled dry recycling bins.
  • Hazardous waste should not be put in the residual / organic waste bins. Please see Hazardous waste for further guidance.

S

Sanitary Waste

  • Sanitary waste is classified as hazardous and must be disposed of by a specialist contractor in accordance with relevant legislation.
  • Please enter a job on the FM Helpdesk System if bins are full to arrange for collection.

T

Toner Cartridges

  • Please see Cartridges.

W

Wood

  • Please enter a job on the FM Helpdesk System to arrange collection for recycling.
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