Assistant Environmental Manager,
028 9097 1167,
The prevention, reduction and recycling of waste is essential in order for Queen's to meet its target of reducing the volume of waste it sends to landfill. The University is currently recycling over 35 per cent of the waste it generates. It diverts over 300 tonnes of materials from landfill every year.
What we are doing
- Collection of plastic bottles and cans is increasing with over 200 recycling points currently in place across the University.
- We recycle approximately 140 tonnes of office paper via the office paper recycling scheme (red/pink waste sacks) and around 35 tonnes of cardboard per year (2009/10 figures).
- At present the University recycles the following materials:
- Paper – including confidential paper
- Aluminium and steel cans
- Plastic bottles
- Ink and toner cartridges
- Electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
- Lighting – fluorescent tubing and energy saving light bulbs
- Metal and wood
- Grass, leaves and hedge cuttings
- Oil – cooking and engine oil
- Batteries – automotive and general
- Battery Disposal tubes are in several locations around campus. Click here to find out more.
What can you do?
Think about the waste you produce on a daily basis:
- Reduce: minimise waste by adopting simple measures such as double sided printing and photocopying etc.
- Re-use: re-use items rather than buying new ones.
- Recycle: recycle your waste at the recycling points throughout the campus
Further information can be found in the A-Z Guide to Waste and Recycling