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Acetate Recycling

Please put these into the plastic recycling bins.

Action Plan

Find out more about our Sustainability Action Plan which accompanies the strategy here

Aerosols Recycling

If canisters are completely spent, please use the metal bins.  If any remains inside the canister, this is now classified as hazardous waste and needs to be disposed of correctly.  Please contact Sarah Burdall in Wellbeing, Safety and Health to arrange removal.

Aluminium Cans and Foil Recycling

Please put these into the metal recycling bins

Architects

You can find out more about our Student Sustainability Architects here

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Battery recycling (domestic type)

All small AA-type and coin-type batteries can be sent in the internal post to Cleaning services, Basement of Education Building, Hillary Place.  Note: Please ensure these are well-packaged

Battery Recycling (large)

For all lithium, cadmium, mercury, lead acid or rechargeable batteries, please contact Sarah Burdall in Wellbeing, Safety and Health to arrange collection.

Being a positive partner in society

Find out more about the ‘ Being a positive partner in society’ strategic theme here.

BIG Campus Bird Watch

Find out how you can get involved here

Bike Hire

If you are interested in hiring a bike for a week, semester or a year then find out more here

Bike Hub

You can find out about our Bike Hub here

Biodiversity

Find out more about Biodiversity on campus here

Blog

Check out our blog here.

Book Recycling

Firstly, offer onto the reuse@leeds website.  If this is unsuccessful, there is a central collection point in the Edward Boyle Library.  For larger collections, contact Ian Young in the Edward Boyle Library on x35560.  Any out of date books or journals can be collected by cleaning services for recycling.  If you are unsure, contact Ian Young in the library.

Bottle Recycling (Glass)

If not reusable, please use the glass recycling bins.

Bottle Recycling (Plastic)

If not reusable, please use the plastic recycling bins.

Building knowledge and capacity

Find out more about the ‘Building knowledge and capacity’ strategic theme here.

Staff benefits

For information on staff benefits around sustainable transport modes, click here.

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Aluminium Cans and Foil Recycling

Please put these into the metal recycling bins

Building knowledge and capacity

Find out more about the ‘Building knowledge and capacity’ strategic theme here.

Cable Recycling

If not reusable, contact cleaning services for a collection.

Car share

Find more information on how to share a car with someone here.

Carbon

Find out more about energy and emissions

Carbon Management

For more information on carbon management at the University please click here

Cardboard Recycling

Thick cardboard and packaging can be returned with the supplier on request at point of purchase.  Alternatively, cardboard skips are located around campus.  Contact Cleaning Services for further details on locations. For thin card, use the office paper recycling bins.  Alternatively, use the cardboard skips located around campus.

Catalogue/Directory Recycling

Use the office paper recycling bins.  For large collections, contact Cleaning Services.

CD, Floppy Disk and Tape Recycling

Box, label clearly and send in the internal post to cleaning services, Basement of Education Building, Hillary Place.  Keep under lock and key until collection.  Note: Please ensure these are well packaged

Chemical Recycling

Contact Sarah Burdall in Wellbeing, Safety and Health.

Christmas Card Recycling

Use paper recycling bins.

Christmas Shutdown

Download the shutdown guide here.

Climate Hubs

Find out more about Climate Hubs here

Clothing and Textile Recycling

If of a reusable condition, offer onto the reuse@leeds website.  Alternatively, take them to the M&S archive on campus a ‘shwop’ by donating them to charity.

Coffee Jar Recycling

If not reusable, use the glass recycling bins for glass or plastic recycling bins for plastic containers.

Community

Find out more about our community and take a look at our community guide

Community

For more information about the Sustainability Service’s work with the local community, click here.

Community Mentoring

Find out more about the Sustainability Service’s Community Mentoring Scheme here.

Community Newsletter

You can find out latest Community Newsletter here.

Computer Recycling

If reusable, ask IT to wipe all date and re-image using standard University desktop.  Once done, redeploy within department or offer onto the reuse@leeds system to redistribute across campus.  If not reusable, contact cleaning services for collection x33432.  Note: It is illegal to dispose of WEEE waste in the main waste streams.

Computer Recycling Procedure

If reusable, ask IT to wipe all date and re-image using standard University desktop.  Once done, redeploy within department or offer onto the reuse@leeds system to redistribute across campus.  If not reusable, contact cleaning services for collection x33432.  Note: It is illegal to dispose of WEEE waste in the main waste streams.

Contact us

To contact the Sustainability Service, click here.

Creating Sustainable Futures

Find out more about the Creating Sustainable Futures module available to all students here

Crisp Packet Recycling

Either with or without foil, please use the plastic recycling bins.

Curriculum

For more information on Education on Sustainable Development click here.

Cycle

You can find more information on cycling around Leeds here.

KeepCups

You can now buy sustainable KeepCups in all our Cafés on campus. To find out more about KeepCups click here.

Welcoming campus

Find out more about our work related to creating an open and welcoming campus here.

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Catalogue/Directory Recycling

Use the office paper recycling bins.  For large collections, contact Cleaning Services.

Drink and Food Can Recycling

For all types, please use the metal recycling bins.

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Education for Sustainable Development

See here for information on the Creating Sustainable Futures module – available to all students

Electrical (IT) Recycling

Follow ‘computer recycling procedure’ under ‘C’. Note: It is illegal to dispose of WEEE waste in the main waste stream.

Electrical (Non-IT) Recycling

If reusable, offer onto the reuse@leeds website.  If unsuccessful, contact cleaning services to arrange collection. Note: It is illegal to dispose of WEEE waste in the main waste stream.

Embedding sustainability through collaboration

Find out more about the ‘Embedding sustainability through collaboration’ strategic theme here.

Emissions

Visit our Emissions webpage by clicking here

Energy

Emissions, Energy Spotlight, Energy Software, Christmas Shutdown, Energy Consumption & Energy Management

Envelope Recycling

For all envelopes, set up a box in your stationery area.  Alternatively, offer onto the reuse@leeds system.  For any envelopes that are not reusable, please use the paper recycling bins.

Environmental Management System (EMS)

Click here for more information on the Environmental Management System (EMS).

Events

Here at the University of Leeds Sustainability Service, we have a wide range of sustainability initiatives and events happening across campus. To find out more please visit our Events calendar

Student Engagement

To find out more about the Sustainability Service’s engagement with students, click here.

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Aluminium Cans and Foil Recycling

Please put these into the metal recycling bins

CD, Floppy Disk and Tape Recycling

Box, label clearly and send in the internal post to cleaning services, Basement of Education Building, Hillary Place.  Keep under lock and key until collection.  Note: Please ensure these are well packaged

Drink and Food Can Recycling

For all types, please use the metal recycling bins.

Facebook

Like the Sustainability Service on Facebook for regular updates on our work and projects.

Fairtrade

For more information on Fairtrade and our status as a Fairtrade University click here.

Folder Recycling

If reusable, set up a stationery box in your area or offer onto the reuse@leeds system.  If not, arrange for collection by estate services.

Food Waste Recycling

Please use the food waste bins located in kitchens and recycling areas.  Contact cleaning services if you need a food bin.

Forum

Please visit our Forum to participate in a Sustainability Service discussion.

Furniture Recycling

If reusable, offer onto the reuse@leeds website.  If unsuccessful (for large amounts), contact Over2Hills or an equivalent University-approved contractor who offer a collection and reuse service.  Contact Estates to arrange a collection.  For re-upholstery a number of suppliers offer a variety of services.  Contact Sustainability for more information.

Hand Towel Recycling

Please use the food waste bins.

Sustainable Food

For information on Sustainable Food click here.

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Gas Canister Recycling

Try to organise ‘take-back’ with suppliers prior to purchase.  If this is not possible, contact Sarah Burdall in Wellbeing, Safety and Health.

Get Involved

Here at the University of Leeds Sustainability Service, we have numerous sustainability projects well underway and many more planned in the future. To find out more about the initiatives and events happening across campus, please visit our Get Involved page.

Glass Container Recycling (Lab-type)

There are a number of bins on campus you can use to dispose.  Speak with your local lab manager for more information, or contact cleaning services.  Note: These should NOT be recycled with normal glass.

Glass Panel Recycling

This would typically include items such as cupboard doors, window panes, etc.  Contact Estates helpdesk to arrange collection.

Green Impact

Find out more about Green Impact here, take a look at the workbook here and use our helpful Green Impact Resources

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Bike Hire

If you are interested in hiring a bike for a week, semester or a year then find out more here

Bike Hub

You can find out about our Bike Hub here

Hazardous Waste Recycling

Contact Sarah Burdall in Wellbeing, Safety and Health to arrange for safe collection.

Healthcare Waste Recycling

Contact Sarah Burdall in Wellbeing, Safety and Health to arrange for safe collection.

Helpline

You can find out about our Neighbourhood helpline here

Neighbourhood helpline

You can find information about the Neighbourhood helpline here.

Student housing

For advice on housing choices, click here.

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Electrical (IT) Recycling

Follow ‘computer recycling procedure’ under ‘C’. Note: It is illegal to dispose of WEEE waste in the main waste stream.

Ink Cartridge Recycling

Take these to your nearest collection point.  A list of locations can be downloaded here or by contacting Cleaning Services.

Instagram

Follow us on Instagram for regular updates and pictures.

Internships

The Sustainability Service offers a number of internships at specific points in the year. To find out more about the roles, please visit our Get Involved page.

Socially Responsible Investment

For more information on Socially Responsible Investment at the University please click here.

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Junk Mail and Glossy Magazine Recycling

Please use the paper recycling bins.

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Building knowledge and capacity

Find out more about the ‘Building knowledge and capacity’ strategic theme here.

KeepCups

You can now buy sustainable KeepCups in all our Cafés on campus. To find out more about KeepCups click here.

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Leave Leeds Tidy

Find out more about ‘Leave Leeds Tidy’ here.

Light Bulb Recycling

Contact Estates to arrange a collection.  Note: It is illegal to dispose of WEEE waste in the main waste stream.

LinkedIn

Follow the Sustainability Service’s LinkedIn page for updates and job opportunities around sustainability.

Living in Leeds

Find advice for Student residents here and see our Living in Leeds Guide

Sustainable Labs

Find out more about our Sustainable Labs work here

The Living Lab

For more information on The Living Lab and how to get involved click here.

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‘Sustainability: The Role of the Manager’ training course

Click here to find out more about the sustainability training course for all academic, professional and support staff with management and/or leadership roles across the University.

Community Mentoring

Find out more about the Sustainability Service’s Community Mentoring Scheme here.

Junk Mail and Glossy Magazine Recycling

Please use the paper recycling bins.

Making the most of resources

Find out more about the ‘Making the most of resources’ strategic theme here.

Meet the team

If you have a question or suggestion then contact us or visit our team profiles to find out more

Metal Recycling

If reusable, use the reuse@leeds service.  Otherwise, use the metal recycling bins.  For large items, contact Estates to arrange a collection.

Mobile Phone Recycling

Contact Cleaning Services to arrange a collection.  Note: It is illegal to dispose of WEEE waste in the general waste stream.

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Community Newsletter

You can find out latest Community Newsletter here.

Neighbourhood helpline

You can find information about the Neighbourhood helpline here.

Newsletter

Find out more and sign up to our sustainability newsletter here

Parties and Noise

For advice on parties and issues relating to noise, click here.

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Opportunities

Find out more about Sustainability opportunities here

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Being a positive partner in society

Find out more about the ‘ Being a positive partner in society’ strategic theme here.

Pallet Recycling

When ordering new items, ensure the supplier removes all pallets.  If this is not practical, arrange for a collection when they next deliver.

Paper Recycling

Use the paper recycling bins.  If the paper is confidential, contact Cleaning Services to arrange a special collection.

Parties and Noise

For advice on parties and issues relating to noise, click here.

Pen Recycling

If in a reusable condition, use the reuse@leeds service.  If not, we can donate to charity.  Contact the sustainability service for a postage label.

Performance

To find out about the Sustainability Service’s performance, click here.

Placements

The Sustainability Service offers a number of internships at specific points in the year. To find out more about the roles, please visit our Get Involved page.

Policies and standards

If you’re interested in our policies and standards then find out more here

Polystyrene Recycling

When ordering new items, ensure that the supplier takes all packaging.  If this is not practical, then arrange for collection on their next visit to campus.

Progress

Read all about the Sustainability Service’s annual progress here.

Public Transport

Find advice on how to use public transport around Leeds here.

Sustainable Procurement

Find out more about the choices we make around the University here.

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‘Sustainability: The Role of the Manager’ training course

Click here to find out more about the sustainability training course for all academic, professional and support staff with management and/or leadership roles across the University.

Making the most of resources

Find out more about the ‘Making the most of resources’ strategic theme here.

Recycling

Find out more about recycling here

Regulator Recycling

These are from Gas Bottles.  Contact Cleaning Services to arrange a collection.

Reuse

Visit the reuse@leeds website by clicking here

Rubber Recycling

Reuse where possible.  Otherwise, use the general waste bins.

Sustainability Research Institute

The Sustainability Service has close links with the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) which is part of the School of Earth & Environment.   Follow the links to find out more about how we work together.

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‘Sustainability: The Role of the Manager’ training course

Click here to find out more about the sustainability training course for all academic, professional and support staff with management and/or leadership roles across the University.

Being a positive partner in society

Find out more about the ‘ Being a positive partner in society’ strategic theme here.

Car share

Find more information on how to share a car with someone here.

Policies and standards

If you’re interested in our policies and standards then find out more here

Shutdown

Download the shutdown guide here.

Socially Responsible Investment

For more information on Socially Responsible Investment at the University please click here.

Staff benefits

For information on staff benefits around sustainable transport modes, click here.

Stamp Recycling

Set up a box in your area and donate to charity.

Stationery Recycling

Reuse where possible.  If unsuccessful, or if items are broken, use the office recycling bins.

Staying Safe

For information on how to stay safe in Leeds, click here.

Student Engagement

To find out more about the Sustainability Service’s engagement with students, click here.

Student housing

For advice on housing choices, click here.

Sustainability Research Institute

The Sustainability Service has close links with the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) which is part of the School of Earth & Environment.   Follow the links to find out more about how we work together.

Sustainability Strategy

Find out more about the Sustainability Strategy and accompanying Action Plan here

Sustainable Food

For information on Sustainable Food click here.

Sustainable Garden

For more information on the Sustainable Garden click here.

Sustainable Garden

Sustainable Labs

Find out more about our Sustainable Labs work here

Sustainable Procurement

Find out more about the choices we make around the University here.

Sustainable Transport

For information on sustainable transport modes, click here.

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‘Sustainability: The Role of the Manager’ training course

Click here to find out more about the sustainability training course for all academic, professional and support staff with management and/or leadership roles across the University.

CD, Floppy Disk and Tape Recycling

Box, label clearly and send in the internal post to cleaning services, Basement of Education Building, Hillary Place.  Keep under lock and key until collection.  Note: Please ensure these are well packaged

Clothing and Textile Recycling

If of a reusable condition, offer onto the reuse@leeds website.  Alternatively, take them to the M&S archive on campus a ‘shwop’ by donating them to charity.

Public Transport

Find advice on how to use public transport around Leeds here.

Sustainable Transport

For information on sustainable transport modes, click here.

Targets

For more information on our targets please see our policies and our Sustainability Action Plan

Tetrapak Recycling

Please use the plastic recycling bins.

Toy Recycling

If reusable, offer onto the reuse@leeds system.  Alternatively, donate the items to a local charity.

Training

For more information on staff training please visit our Training page.

Travel Plan

Take a look at the University’s Travel Plan for 2015-18 here.

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter for regular updates on the Sustainability Service’s work and projects.

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Volunteering

Please see here for information on ways to get involved locally

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Walking

Find out more about how walking can help you here.

Waste and Recycling

Visit the recycling webpage by clicking here

Welcoming campus

Find out more about our work related to creating an open and welcoming campus here.

White Good Recycling

If reusable, offer onto the reuse@leeds system.  If broken, contact Estates to arrange a collection.  Note: It is illegal to dispose of WEEE waste in the main waste stream.

Wire Recycling

See ‘Cable Recycling’ under ‘C’

Wood Recycling

If small (spoons, etc.) use the food waste recycling bins.  If large and not reusable, contact Estates to arrange a collection.

Workbook

You can find the Green Impact workbook here

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