Recycling in University accommodation
Using the recycling bins in your University accommodation.
Where to find your bins
You will find recycling bins in you kitchen or social space in your accommodation.
Categorising your rubbish
There are six types of bins in your accommodation.
Each bin is for a different kind of waste:
- plastics and cans
- food waste
- general waste
Use the right bin for your rubbish
There are labels on your bins. These labels show which items are meant for which bin.
Examples of the kind of rubbish you can put in each bin include:
Plastics and cans
- Soft drinks bottles
- Soft drinks cans
- Clear plastic packaging
- Tin foil
- Used revision or lecture notes
- Birthday cards
Flatten all cardboard boxes before placing them in this bin.
- Empty bottles of alcohol
Broken glass must be placed in the special bucket or bin provided in your kitchen.
- Leftover food
Do not put food packaging in this bin.
- Black plastic
Throwing away batteries, chargers and cables
You should not put batteries, chargers or cables in the general waste or recycling bins in your accommodation.
If you live on campus, you can dispose of your used batteries, chargers and cables, in the East or West Accommodation Centre.
If you live in the University accommodation in the city centre, you can dispose of your used batteries, chargers and cables in the housekeeper's office in your accommodation block.
Throwing away snack packets and oral hygiene products
You can recycle snack packets and oral hygiene products using the Terracycle boxes on campus.
The recycling boxes can be found in:
- East Accommodation Centre
- West Accommodation Centre
- 2 South reception
- John Wood reception, in the city
Snack packet recycling
You can recycle packets from:
- Crisps (multipack outer packaging is also accepted)
Any brand is accepted, but please don’t fold packets into triangles.
Packets do not need to be washed out, just empty.
Oral hygiene recycling
You can recycle:
- Toothbrush outer packaging
- Toothpaste boxes
- Toothpaste tubes and caps
The items can be any brand and just need to be dry when left in the box.
If you live in Eastwood 1-21, Norwood House, Osborne House, Mendip, Quarry, Pulteney Court or Canal Wharf you are responsible for removing your own rubbish and recycling.
In all other University accommodation, your bins are emptied by accommodation staff at least once a week, between Monday and Friday.
Find out more about cleaning your University accommodation.