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Recycling

The College is working hard to reduce all of its environmental impacts and is constantly striving to reduce the amount of waste generated and sent to landfill. In order to tackle this we have implemented a robust recycling system.

We also have a number of ways for you to dispose of your waste, contact the Sustainability Team for further information.

We have a number of facilities across the campus for every waste stream. This page will tell you what you can recycle and where. There is also important information about how to deal with hazardous and electrical waste which have stringent legal requirements.

 

On campus we have facilities for recycling most materials. See the map below to find all of the bin locations on campus and nearby charity shops on Egham High Street.

 


 

You can recycle these materials in the designated recycling bins:   

  • paper
  • cardboard
  • plastic
  • glass
  • tins and cans

All other waste goes in the general waste bins. 

If you live in halls:

  • In your kitchens and pantries, there are designated recycling bins for general waste, recycling and food waste. 

If you need any more information, contact the Sustainability Team

Look out for our Recycle Right posters around campus for further guidance.

The way you can recycle at home depends on where you live. The Runnymede Borough Council website lists full information of everythng you need to know. 

Surrey County Council have full listings of how you can recyle in Surrey.

Your local Borough or District Council will have full details on how you can recycle where you live.

Hazardous waste, by definition, must be kept separate from general waste bins. The College has a procedure for safe and legal dispoasl of hazardous waste.

Hazardous waste includes but is not limited to:

  • chemicals (including garden chemicals and pesticides);
  • clinical waste;
  • non-edible oil and fats (including oil filters and oily rags);
  • fluorescent tubes (including energy saving light bulbs);
  • gas cylinders;
  • bleach and some strong cleaning products;
  • paint, solvents and varnishes;
  • Ni-Cad, Lead and Mercury containing batteries;
  • electrical equipment that contains hazardous components (e.g. cathode ray tubes in televisions, monitors and electronic display screens);
  • asbestos

Batteries must be kept separate from the general waste bins. There are battery recycling tubes placed around the College fo you to recycle your batteries.  If you need your tube emptied contact us.

Electrical items cannot be placed into the general bins on campus. To be legally compliant with the WEEE waste regulations the College collects these items separately and sends them for recycling.

WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. It covers anything with a plug, battery or circuit board. The WEEE Directive means that none of these items can be thrown away in bins or skips – they must be collected separately and recycled, for more information click here

 Examples of WEEE waste include:

  • Toasters and kettles
  • Irons
  • Clocks and watches
  • Radios
  • Hair dryers, electric toothbrushes, shavers, straightening irons
  • Calculators
  • Telephones, answer machines, fax machines
  • Digital cameras
  • Smoke detectors
  • Thermostats
  • Memory sticks
  • Mobile phones and chargers (if not being donated to charity)
  • Small transformers
  • Cables, wires and headphones
 

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