Paper and card are segregated and collected for recycling using a desktop tray or recycling bins labelled "Paper".

What Can I Recycle?

The following items can be disposed of in Desk Trays and/or Paper Recycling Bins:


*Junk mail can be reduced by using JunkMail return to sender labels

**Metal staples and clips are acceptable since the recycling process removes these.

What NOT to dispose in the Paper bin?

The following items cannot be disposed of in Desk Trays or Paper Recycling bins:

 Prior to recycling please REDUCE and REUSE your paper by:

Recycling Procedure

Desk Trays are available in all offices.  The University’s cleaning staff will monitor desk trays on a regular basis and when they are full the contents will be taken to the central recycling location.

Paper Recycling Bins are located in central locations throughout the campus such as building entrances, open plan offices and lecture theatres. 

The University’s cleaning staff will monitor the Paper Recycling Bins on a daily basis. The Paper Recycling Bins are lined with clear plastic bags so the contents can be visually inspected. When the bin is full the contents will be taken outside to the 1100L green bin for collection by the University’s waste management contractor. These bins are labelled Dry Mixed Recycling.

The external recycling containers are collected by the University’s waste management contractor daily, who will bale and dispatch the paper to merchants. 

For more information on what happens once the paper leaves the University please visit the What Happens to Our Waste? webpage.

Contact Details

Sustainability Team

Estates: 0141 548 2164

Staff Team Role Expertise
Roddy Yarr Assistant Director (Sustainability) Environmental Strategy
David Charles Energy Engineer Utilities, Carbon mgmt, Travel
Neil McBeth Active Travel Co-ordinator Cycling
Rabbab Oun Sustainable Labs Co-ordinator S-Labs
Cameron Mackay Environmental Projects Assistant Engagement, Garden






If you have any questions, comments or any issues with the cleaning service please contact:

Mark Lindsay, Contracts Surveyor
Tel: 0141 548 2112



If you require additional bins, desktop boxes or recycling sacks please contact:

Andrew Baillie, Cleaning Services Manager
Tel: 0141 548 4975