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Residential Life

Your guide to waste and recycling in your hall

By UoLsustainability 14 Oct 2022

Do your bit for the planet and separate your waste and recycling. Recycling feeds materials such as plastics, paper, metal and glass back into manufacturing and reduces the need for virgin materials, saving both money and carbon in the process. 

Here's how to waste and recycle around your hall, remember to separate waste from your room bin into the correct bins...

Your waste streams are:

College Hall – Paper, Cans & Plastic Containers, General Waste.

Connaught Hall – Paper, Cans & Plastic Containers, Glass, General Waste.

Nutford – Paper, Cans & Plastic Containers, General Waste. 

International Hall – Paper, Cans & Plastic Containers, Glass, General Waste.

Paper (and cardboard), cans and plastic containers :

This is your recycling bin.

Located on in communal areas, on corridors in all floors and in pantries.

Please:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard- break down larger boxes and flatpack them so others can use the bin
  • Clean cans and plastic containers

No thanks:

  • Food contaminated packaging, this includes greasy cardboard
  • Tissues, napkins and paper towels
  • Plastic bags and plastic film
  • Coffee cups
  • Compostable packaging
  • Glass
  • Shredded paper
  • PPE

Did you know: Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60W light bulb for up to 6 hours.

Glass:

This is your glass recycling bin. 

Located in your LG and LG Communal Spaces.

Please

  • Clean and dry glass jars and bottles

No thanks:

  • Broken glass

Did you know: Glass can be recycled over and over again, without losing quality.

Last resort bin:

This is your general waste bin.

Located on in communal areas, on corridors in all floors and in pantries.

Please:

  • Non-recyclable waste only.

No thanks:

  • Batteries
  • Clean recyclable waste 

Did you know: London has a recycling rate of 41%. Can you do your bit to help London improve this?

Batteries:

Please find battery recycling at your Halls reception.

Did you know: In the UK, we spend nearly £5 million each week on batteries, yet 98% of them are not recycled and end up in landfills.

Clothes and small electrical items:

Recycle these in local recycling banks which can be found all around London. Alternatively, donate clothes to local charity shops.



If you would like to find out more, please email sustainability@london.ac.uk