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:
- White Paper
- Paper with staples
- Office paper
- Junk mail*
- White envelopes (no window)
- White envelopes (with window)
- Manila folders
- Non white envelopes (no window)
- Non white envelopes (with window)
- Yellow Pages
- Brown paper
- Grey card
- Brown envelopes
- Waxed paper
- File folders**
- Brown cardboard, flattened
- Shredded paper
*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:
- Paper Towels, Blue roll
- Pizza boxes
- Sandwich wrap
- Coffee cup
- Jiffy or poly envelopes
- Laminated card or paper
- Plastic covers
- Food and crisp packets
- Plastic binding
- Bubble Wrap
Prior to recycling please REDUCE and REUSE your paper by:
- Setting your printer to double sided printing.
- Setting your printer to combination printing, when appropriate.
- Reusing single side printed paper for notes and to-do lists. i.e scrap paper.
- Use Return to Sender stickers to stop Junk Mail
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.
Estates: 0141 548 2164
|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
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