Waste and Recycling Staff Directory

This page provides a guide for departmental staff on how to dispose of waste in the University.

Cardboard

Clinical Waste

Confidential waste

Feminine Hygeine

Furniture

General Waste

Hazardous Chemicals

IT Equipment

Lamp Disposal

Landfill

Metal

Paper

Plastic

Printer/toner cartridges

Scrap metal

WEEE

White/Bulky electrical items

 

Cardboard

Cardboard can be left with the recycling for the waste assistants to collect and take to the various cardboard containers around the campus.

Cardboard must be flattened prior to being left for collection.

Cardboard must not be left for any length of time in an area where it could become a fire hazard.

Clinical Waste

University regulations for the disposal of clinical waste can be found in University Waste Disposal Guidelines. The contract for the disposal of this type of waste is managed by the Estates Office. The contract is run by SRCL.

Collection from the yellow bins at the Adrian, Maurice Shock Medical Sciences Building and the Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building take place on a Wednesday morning. Keys for the bins and padlocks are available from the Porters desk in each building. Any queries should be directed to Waste.

Please see the Waste Standard Procedures Page for further information.

Confidential waste

Please read through all the information below before completing a collection request or raising a query about the confidential shredding service.

 

There is a scheduled confidential waste collection every 4 weeks.

If you wish to use the confidential shredding service, please fill in the online shredding request form. Please email the Waste Management Team if you require confidential waste sacks.

Paper and analogue/digital storage media can be disposed of using the confidential waste service. Please bag analogue/digital storage media separately to avoid contamination of the paper waste.

ShredPro staff will make contact with the departmental representatives on the day of collection. An authorisation signature is required for each collection. The Shredding Operatives will only service those departments that appear on their request log.

NB: A new form must be filled in for each collection.

Please refrain from contacting the waste officer on the day of collection unless strictly necessary. If there is a problem with the service, all members of staff who have logged a request will be contacted with any relevant information.

The deadline for submitting shredding requests is clearly stated in the table below. Late requests will be carried over to the next scheduled collection.

Waste requests must be completed by the 12 noon on the Monday before the collection date; the shredding will be collected on the Wednesday immediately following.

Confidential Waste Paper Collection Dates for 2018. 

Please note collections requests must be submitted by noon on the Monday before the collection date.

Wed 20th Dec

Wed 17th Jan

Wed 14th Feb

Wed 14th Mar

Wed 11th Apr

Wed 9th May

Wed 6th Jun

Wed 4th July

Wed 1st Aug

Wed 29th Aug

Wed 26th Sep

Wed 24th Oct

Wed 21st Nov

Wed 19th Dec

If you wish to retain sacks for future use, please ensure that they are replaced by a shredding operative.


Colleagues who are anxious that the materials remain secure are welcome to watch whilst the destruction takes place. A certificate of destruction will be issued to the departments by the shredding operative. Each department is invoiced separately for their shredding. Please ensure that your department name is quoted to the operative shredding the materials. If you have an unusually large amount of shredding and wish to receive further advice, please email Waste.

Feminine Hygeine

This service is managed by the Estates Office. The current contractor is PHS Limited. The bins are emptied monthly utilising a discreet liner service, which means that the bins are not removed from the cubicles. The bins are sterilised on site. If you have any problems or issues with the service, please contact estates.

Furniture

Furniture must be broken down and the recyclable components put in the appropriate containers for collection.

Please contact Interior Solutions to arrange for collection and correct disposal.

General Waste

Waste is collected from the Academic campus by Wastecycle. Any problems should be raised in the first instance with the Porters. The University disposes of in excess of 2000 tonnes of general waste per annum. In a bid to reduce this amount, we are aiming to recycle more waste. Queries should be directed to the Waste.

Hazardous Chemicals

This service is managed by the Department of Chemistry. This regular service is announced via memos. If you have any such waste to dispose of, simply complete the return form and send to Chemistry. Please ensure that you provide an appropriate telephone extension to allow the department to discuss the waste if necessary.

IT equipment

Please read through all the information below before completing a collection request or raising a query about the IT waste collection service.

The University currently works with CDL Services to recycle redundant IT equipment. They also provide a comprehensive data destruction service for digital media.

All our IT waste is refurbished where possible. When the items are beyond repair, they are stripped down to their components and recycled.

There is a scheduled IT waste collection every 2 weeks.

If you wish to use the IT waste collection service, please fill in the online request form here. This service is free of charge.

CDL staff will make contact with the departmental representatives on the day of collection. An authorisation signature is required for each collection. The collection crew will only service those departments that appear on their request log.

NB: A new form must be filled in for each collection.

Please refrain from contacting the waste officer on the day of collection unless strictly necessary. If there is a problem with the service, all members of staff who have logged a request will be contacted with any relevant information.

The deadline for submitting collection requests is clearly stated in the table below. Late requests will be carried over to the next scheduled collection.

Please refer to the collection request dates under the White/bulky electrical items section for the collection of I.T. equipment, WEEE items and white/bulky electrical items

If you have an unusually large amount of waste and wish to receive further advice, please email waste@le.ac.uk.

Lamp Disposal

Please ensure that all standard Fluorescent tubes are given to the Porters as they must be disposed of carefully. The University arranges a special collection every month to remove these lamps.

Landfill

Any waste that is not hazardous, is not covered by any special waste regulations and does not come into any other category can be placed in the landfill bins found around the campus.

Metal

Metal (cans/tins) can be recycled in any of the metal recycling bins around the University (go to our A-Z of waste and recycling for more information)

Paper

Paper can be recycled in any of the paper recycling bins around the University (go to our A-Z of waste and recycling for more information)

Plastic

Plastic can be recycled in any of the plastic recycling bins around the University (go to our A-Z of waste and recycling for more information)

Printer/toner cartridges

These can be left in a suitable container by the RAG Office in the Percy Gee building. They are then sent for recycling.

Scrap metal

Any and all scrap metal should be taken to the metal skip.

Please email Waste to arrange for collection and correct disposal.

WEEE

WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The WEEE directive which came into force fully in 1st July 2007 puts the responsibility for disposal of electrical equipment with the manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, and requires them to dispose of unwanted items in an environmentally-friendly manner.

There are 10 different categories of equipment that WEEE relates to

1.    Large household appliances

2.    Small household appliances

3.    IT and telecommunications equipment

4.    Consumer equipment

5.    Lighting equipment

6.    Electrical and electronic tools

7.    Toys, leisure and sports equipment

8.    Medical devices

9.    Monitoring and control equipment

10.  Automatic dispensers.

 

If you have any items that fall under heading 3, please see "IT Equipment".

If you have any items that fall under any of the other headings, please see "White/bulky electrical items".

White/bulky electrical items

Please read through all the information below before completing a collection request or raising a query about the IT waste collection service.

The University currently works with CDL Services to recycle redundant electrical equipment. All our electrical waste is refurbished where possible. When the items are beyond repair, they are stripped down to their components and recycled.

There is a scheduled electrical waste collection every 2 weeks.

If you wish to use the electrical waste collection service, please fill in the online request form here. This service is free of charge.

 

CDL staff will make contact with the departmental representatives on the day of collection. An authorisation signature is required for each collection. The collection crew will only service those departments that appear on their request log.

A new form must be filled in for each collection.

Please refrain from contacting the waste officer on the day of collection unless strictly necessary. If there is a problem with the service, all members of staff who have logged a request will be contacted with any relevant information.

Waste requests for IT and electrical equipment must be completed by the 12 noon on the day specified below, the goods will be collected on the Thursday immediately following.

Deadline Dates for 2018 (items will be collected on the Thursday immediately following):

Friday 12 Jan

Friday 26 Jan

Friday 9 Feb

Friday 23 Feb

Friday 9 Mar

Friday 23 Mar

Friday 6 Apr

Friday 20 Apr

Friday 4 May

Friday 18 May

Friday 1 June

Friday 15 June

Friday 29 June

Friday 13 July

Friday 27 July

Friday 10 Aug

Friday 24 Aug

Friday 7 Sept

Friday 21 Sept

Friday 5 Oct

Friday 19 Oct

Friday 2 Nov

Friday 16 Nov

Friday 30 Nov

Friday 14 Dec

2019 dates to be confirmed

If you have an unusually large amount of waste and wish to receive further advice, please email Waste.

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