Recycling League Table – Who’s at the Top?

1st - Minghella Building 2nd - Library 3rd - Foxhill Law School Congratulations to Minghella Building for recycling 65%!!!! Each month we will be publishing the recycling rates for buildings and departments across the University.  Results will be published on the Clean and Green Blog and on Yammer, so keep an eye out to see if you can beat this month's top three!! Recycling rates are based on the weight of mixed recycling and paper and card recycling from offices and classrooms verses general waste. This initiative will support the ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of waste that the University produces…
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UniGreenScheme

Do you have University equipment that is in good condition and still working, but is now unwanted?  Already tried offering it to other Schools and Functions (through Warp-it or other methods), but haven't found a new home?  Please consider whether the University's equipment reseller, UniGreenScheme, could collect it and re-home it. How does it work? How to make a booking How will I receive payment for items when they are sold? UniGreenScheme will send you a credit note once items are sold - once received, contact your finance administrator for assistance in processing this. What if I have already found…
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Where Does Our Waste Go?

This page provides information on how our waste is managed, who manages it and where it goes. For more information on what you can recycle or how to handle your waste, consult the Waste and Recycling A-Z. For any clarification or further information do not hesitate to contact waste@reading.ac.uk. Dry Mixed Recycling - cans, plastic bottles, tins, paper etc. Once dry mixed recycling is placed in the recycling bins it is collected by the porters and cleaners and placed in various eurocart wheelie bins, skips and other bins across campus. The University's waste contractor then collects the waste and transports it to…
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What can I recycle?

In the recycling bins with blue lids: Paper Envelopes Newspapers Magazines Cardboard (flattened) Paper bound books NO glass NO paper cups NO polystyrene NO food NO liquid In the recycling bins with green lids: Drinks cans Tins Plastic bottles Plastic containers (clean) Paper can be put in here NO glass NO paper cups NO food NO liquids More details about plastic types Please put your paper cups in the dedicated cup recycling collection bins with a pink label; but please remove lids, tea bags and all liquid. Find out more here. ALL the following items are collected separately for recycling: Glass…
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Performance and Projects

Here are a just a sample of the many ways in which The University of Reading is increasing it's recycling rate and minimising the impact that waste has on the environment... Summer 2017: New Waste Management Strategy The University has recently published its first 5-year Waste Strategy (available here).  By 2020/21, 6 challenging targets are set to achieve along the themes of reduce, re-use, recycle, review and report:Reduce total waste produced by 5% per capita (staff and student FTE)Increase the University's annual recycling rate to 60% (current recycling rate is 50%).Achieve a 10% increase in re-use against the 2015/16 baseline, in order…
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Waste and Recycling A-Z

A: Aerosols, Aluminium Cans/Foil, Asbestos Waste, Appliances. C: Cardboard, CDs, Chemicals, Cling film, Clothes & Textiles, Confidential, Catalogues, Cables, Clinical, Cooking Oil, Coffee Grounds & Tea Bags, Crisp Packets. E: Electrical Appliances, Envelopes. G: Green Waste, Glass. I: IT Waste, Ink Cartridges. M: Medicines, Metal, Microwaves, Mobile Phones, Monitors & TVs O: Oil, Ovens. R: Recycling Collections, Radioactive Waste, Rubber Bands. T: Textiles, Televisions, TetraPak, Tyres, Toner Cartridges, Tin Cans. B: Bins, Batteries, Books & Brochures, Box Files, Bottles, Bulbs, Bin Bags, Biological Waste, Bicycles. D: Directories, Drinks Cans, DVD's. F: Fluorescent Tubes & Projector Bulbs, Fridges & Freezers, Furniture,…
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Hazardous waste and skips

Skip hire If you are having a clear out, or are moving offices and have a lot of waste to dispose of, we can arrange skip hires.  Charges do change, so contact us for an up to date estimate.  However, please remember to reduce waste by re-using wherever possible - the University has a re-use portal (called Warp-it) and a contract with an equipment reseller (UniGreenScheme).  Find out more about both of these here. Hazardous Waste Waste is defined as hazardous waste if it is classified in the European Waste Catalogue (EWC or List of Wastes). Generally, waste is hazardous…
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Let’s Reuse More

From both a financial and an environmental perspective, re-using resources at the University is really important; so we have established various different schemes to help re-use materials, items and equipment.  Find out more about the schemes and how to get involved below: Re-use it with Warp-it Warp-it is an on-line portal for members of staff to help you offer unwanted items to other Schools/Functions; and search for items to claim for business use. or GO STRAIGHT TO WARP-IT PORTAL Re-use it with UniGreenScheme UniGreenScheme is able to help members of staff find new homes (outside the University) for unwanted equipment;…
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