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Greenspace

Recycling Guidance

Information on what to place in which bin, can be found on the University's Recycling Guide Posters. These are colour-coded in accordance with our bins and we have produced a number of posters for specific areas e.g. YUM outlets and libraries.

Information on how to dispose of additonal items, can be found on the 'Recycle and Reuse Database' below.

If there is an item which is not listed which you are not sure how to dispose of, please contact Greenspace via the 'Questions and Suggestions' form.

If you live out, please refer to the Livers Out recycling guidance.

Recycling Guide Posters

Information on how to recycle a wide variety of items can be found on our colour-coded Recycling Guides displayed by waste and recycling bins across the University.

Recycle and Reuse Database

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Clothes (student-owned) Donate to Green Move Out Scheme
Donate to charity e.g. Willow Burn Hospice, Durham Women's Refuge, Great North Air Ambulance, Age UK, British Red Cross, Centrepoint
Computers (for reuse) Follow the Disposing of PCs and Laptops Procedure.
Computers (for disposal) Follow the Disposing of PCs and Laptops Procedure.
Crockery/ Cutlery/ Cooking Utensils (student-owned) Donate to Green Move Out Scheme
Donate to charity e.g. CDFHS, Durham Women's Refuge, Age UK, British Red Cross, Centrepoint
DVDs (student-owned) Donate to a College Library.
Donate to charity e.g. Willow Burn Hospice, Durham Women's Refuge, Age UK, Centrepoint
Electrical equipment (broken) For University-oned equipment follow the WEEE procedure on the Plans, Policies and Procedures webpage
For non-University owned equipment, refer to waste guidance provided in your area e.g. Recycling Guides in Colleges/ Council guidance for residential areas.
Electrical equipment (not-broken) Some University-owned items may be reused in-house (providing they carry a PAT test) - contact greenspace.staff@durham.ac.uk to advertise for internal reuse.
Student owned items can be donated to the Green Move Out Scheme.
Food (canned/ dried) (student-owned) Donate to Green Move Out Scheme.
Donate to charity e.g. Durham Women's Refuge, East Durham Trust, Centrepoint.
Furniture - including office furniture (University-owned) Contact greenspace.staff@durham.ac.uk to advertise for internal reuse.
Furniture (student-owned) Donate to Green Move Out Scheme.
Donate to charity e.g. CDFHS, Age UK, East Durham Partnership.
Glasses (Spectacles) Donate them to Vision Aid Overseas via your local optician.
Jewellery (student-owned) Donate to Green Move Out Scheme.
Donate to charity e.g. Age UK, British Red Cross, Centrepoint.
Lever Arch Files (for reuse) Donate to a college's Stationery Reuse area.
For University-owned items contact greenspace.staff@durham.ac.uk to advertise for internal reuse.
Student owned files can be donated to Green Move Out Scheme.
Student owned files can be donated to charity.
Lever Arch Files (broken) Break up and take the metal out. The cardboard can be placed in the blue topped paper bin. The metal should be placed in the General Waste bin.
Light bulbs Ask your College Operations Manager
Mobile phone (broken) (student-owned) Donate to Great North Air Ambulance.
Mobile phone (not broken) (student-owned) Donate to Durham Women's Refuge.
Paint Notify waste.collection@durham.ac.uk of the type and quantity of paint to be disposed of. A collection will be arranged for you.
Pens/ Pencils/ Highlighters (for reuse) Donate to a College's Stationery Reuse area.
For University-owned items contact greenspace.staff@durham.ac.uk to advertise for internal reuse.
Pens/ Pencils/ Highlighters (broken) Place in General Waste bin.
Printer (for reuse) (University-owned) For University-owned items contact greenspace.staff@durham.ac.uk to advertise for internal reuse.
Printer (for reuse) (student-owned) Donate to Green Move Out Scheme.
Printer (broken) For University-owned items follow the WEEE procedure on the Plans, Policies and Procedures webpage
Printer Cartridges/ Toners Follow the University's Printer Cartridge disposal procedure on the Plans, Policies and Procedures webpage
Pyrex Place in the General Waste bin.
Shoes (student-owned) Donate to Green Move Out Scheme.
Donate to Charity e.g. Centrepoint, Great North Air Ambulance, DASH, Willow Burn Hospice, Age UK, British Red Cross.
Sports Equipment (student-owned) Donate to Green Move Out Scheme.
Donate to Durham SCA for children's projects.
Donate to Team Durham Sport in Action (to take to Zambia).
Donate to charity e.g. Centrepoint.
Stamps Send to a charity collection e.g. RNIB.
Stationery Student-owned - Donate to a college's Stationery Reuse area.
University-owned - Contact greenspace.staff@durham.ac.uk to advertise for internal reuse.
Tetra pack Place in the General Waste bin.
Toiletries (unopened) (student-owned) Donate to charity e.g. DASH, Waddington Street Centre.
Wallpaper Place in the General Waste bin.
Wrapping Paper If not embossed, film or foil, place in the blue topped paper recycling bins. Otherwise place in General Waste bin.
Yellow Pages Place in the blue topped paper recycling bins.
YUM Packaging All YUM packaging can be recycled. Please follow the guidance on the Recycling Guide posters displayed in YUM outlets.

Details of suggested charities for students' donations

Age UK - deliver to shop at 24 North Road, Durham (next to bus station)

British Red Cross - deliver to shop at North Road, Durham

Centrepoint - deliver to premises at 15 Dundas Street, Sunderland, SR6 0AY (0191 510 2861)

CDFHS (County Durham Furniture Help Scheme) - call to arrange collection (01388 721 509)

DASH - call to arrange to take item to their premises (0191 384 5073)

Durham Women's Refuge - phone to arrange collection (0191 386 5951)

Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre - deliver to premises at Darlington Hill House Farm, Sadberge, DL2 1SL (01325 333 114)

FRADE - call to arrange collection (01325 357 379)

Recyke-Y-Bike - call to arrange delivery/collection (0191 265 4197)

RNIB - post stamps to RNIB Stamp Recycling, PO Box 185, BENFLEET, SS7 9BH

Stray Aid - deliver to Stray Aid, East Pasture Farm, Coxhoe, Durham, DH6 4EJ (0191 3772415)

Waddington Street Centre - deliver to 3 Waddington Street, Durham, DH1 4BG (0191 386 0702)

Willow Burn Hospice - deliver goods to shop at 94 Front Street, Stanley, DH9 0HU, deliver books to 5a Trafalgar Street (next to the library), Consett, DH8 5AP