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Building and Estate Services

Department of Engineering

How to dispose of waste in the Department

Dry Waste and Food Waste

Everyday waste is collected in two categories in the Department, Dry Waste and Food Waste.  The waste collection is organised by The University and has been updated to enable the Estate to achieve The University's overarching aim To minimise and actively manage waste through elimination, reduction, reuse and recycling. For further information on how waste is managed please visit the Estates Division Website 

You can put any type of waste in the Dry Waste bin except for food or hazardous waste.  Hazardous waste includes electrical (WEEE), batteries, nappies and sanitary products and chemicals (including paints and oils).  Hazardous waste is disposed of separately further information can be found here or for advice please contact the Department’s Safety Office

Recycling/disposal of other items

  • Batteries - Collections points in the DPO and Stores.

  • Electrical Appliances - Usable but unwanted electrical devices can be advertised to others in the University, via Warpit. For all electronic/electrical waste, the Department has an electronic waste collection contract with a specialist firm. Items for collection must be stored in the WEEE Room - please see here for further details.  

  • Furniture - there are various options for recycling/rehoming unwanted furniture such as Warp-it, the University's resources recycling website, or local charities. Please see here for more details.

  • Glass, wood, building fabric and metal can be disposed of in the skips on site. Please do not put anything in the skips yourself. Please contact Tomasz Awecki, e-mail: , ext: 32783, to discuss your disposal requirements.




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