Recycling in OD&PL
This page is intended as a guide for OD&PL members of staff.
For an A – Z of what can be recycled around campus check out the university’s comprehensive ABC recycling guide.
Battery Recycling: Used batteries can be collected for recycling at the places below, these are either taken to the collection point in LUU or sent to Cleaning Services.
- Baines Wing – collection box in room LG36
Additionally, there are some rechargeable batteries available to borrow.
Paper: For non-confidential waste, we are encouraged to re-use paper if only 1 side has been printed on. We should use it for scrap or reprinting ourselves wherever possible. In some instances (for example when we had out-of-date letterhead paper), this can taken to Bright Beginnings nursery by colleagues who use the nursery. For general printing, double-sided printing is encouraged and is the default setting for all printers.
Printer & toner cartridges: These are all recycled through appropriate methods.
Pens: All types of used pens can be recycled or upcycled into other products. There are collection boxes in both large training rooms.
Used Postage Stamps: If you have used stamps, they can be sent to charities to raise money (overseas stamps are worth around 4 times as much as UK stamps).
Baines Wing – please leave them in the envelope above the post trays. These will benefit Bloodwise.
Cans, glass, waste paper and metal: bins are located along the corridors in Baines wing and in the seminar room and kitchens.
Food and compostable waste: waste collection points for these can be found in the kitchens.
Card: if the card can be folded it can be placed in the paper recycling bins, other cardboard can be placed behind the recycle bins to be taken away by cleaning staff.
Reuse and Recycling
Reuse helps reduce the purchase of new goods and their associated environmental impact. By using the Reuse website http://reuse.leeds.ac.uk/ to find new homes for unwanted office furniture, equipment and stationery, we can save both the University and the environment in terms of cost and CO2 emissions. Anyone can register to join the Reuse list using their IT username and password, but Joanne monitor it for useful stationery, equipment and office furniture for the Unit, as well as offering out items that we no longer have a use for.
Many other items can be recycled. For example, small electrical items such as defunct memory sticks can be sent to Cleaning Services at Hillary Place. If in doubt please check the University’s ABC Guide to avoiding landfill http://sustainability.leeds.ac.uk/recycling/
Last updated 13/04/18