What can I recycle...on campus?

  • Paper
  • Envelopes
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Paper bound books
  • NO paper cups
  • NO paper plates 
  • NO polystyrene
  • NO food contamination
  • NO hazardous waste

Please Wash 'em and Squash 'em!

  • Drinks cans
  • Tins
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic containers (Type 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6)
  • Small amounts of paper
  • NO glass
  • NO food
  • NO liquids

Please put your paper cups in the dedicated cup collection bins for recycling.  Find out more here.

ALL these items can be recycled at UoR:

Glass - collection points are located across campus: for a map of Whiteknights collection points click here, and for London Road click here.

Confidential papers - these are shredded on site by our approved contractor. All confidential waste paper should be placed in shredding sacks (or a datasafe console if you have one). Request empty bags for your confidential papers here, or fill out a disposal request form here. Have a look at the confidential waste procedure.

Batteries - these can be sent to the Post Room (Whiteknights House) for recycling.

Electrical items - fill out a disposal request form here.

IT equipment - fill out a disposal request form here.

Printer cartridges - a box is usually located in the foyer of your building.  If it's full, you can ask for it to be emptied here.

Fridges and freezers - contact waste@reading.ac.uk to discuss collections.

Wood and metal - fill out a disposal request form here.

Mobile phones - fill out a disposal request form here.

Fluorescent tubes and light bulbs - contact waste@reading.ac.uk to discuss collections.

Waste cooking oil - contact waste@reading.ac.uk to discuss collections.

There's lots more....but we would be here all day!  Have a look at the Recycling A-Z, or contact us for more information.

....in halls accomodation

Please check your halls handbook for information on waste and recycling information.  The most up-to-date copy can be found here.  When you are ready to move out of halls, there is also useful information in the halls move-out guides, which are available on the same webpage.

....in private accomodation

Wokingham Borough Council

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Wycombe District Council

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Reading Borough Council

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South Oxfordshire District Council

Waste and Recycling