Waste is defined as anything you no longer have use for. QMUL is committed to reducing the amount of waste produced, and increasing less-wasteful activates such as item reuse and recycling.
We aim to achieve this at design, construction and procurement stages, and also at the end of the life of a item or product. We actively encourage QMUL staff and students to think about where products come from in the first place, whether it’s necessary to buy new items, whether old items could be reused by other departments, and where the item is going once it’s thrown out.
Staff and students are now able to donate unwanted clothes, shoes, books, electrical items and more in the British Heart Foundation donation banks that have been installed on campus. The items are picked up and delivered to local BHF charity shops where they are sold to raise money for lifesaving research.
You can find the donation banks in the following locations;
>Near the Lock Keepers Cottage
>Between Maynard House and Varey House
>Between Beaumont Court and Creed Court
Please see campus map for more details of the above locations
*Please be careful not to put any of the following items in the banks - blankets, carpets, cushions, glass, metal, paper, pillows, duvets, rags, rubbish, rugs or VHS video tapes.
Please use the links below to find out where you can dispose of different items on campus.
If what you’re looking for is not here, or you would like to provide feedback, please contact us.
In order to reduce the amount of batteries QMUL sends to landfill, there are a number of battery recycling points located across our campuses.
Should be recycled via the Estates and Facilities Helpdesk. To contact them you can visit their reception at France House, Mile End campus, call 020 7882 2580, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading glasses are donated to Vision Aid Overseas. All unwanted reading glasses (with or without lenses) can be dropped off or sent to the Sustainability Team in E223, Queen's Building, Mile End Campus.
Late 2015 and early 2016 will see the rollout of new centralised recycling facilities on campus as part of continual work to dramatically decrease the amount of waste we send to landfill over the coming years. You can download the schedule of the rollout, and read more about the rollout and the motivation behind the move.
Queens Building - Bin Roll Out completed
Francis Bancroft Building - Bin Roll Out completed
Computer Science Building - Bin Roll Out completed
Geography Building - Bin Roll Out completed
Mathematics Building - Bin Roll Out completed
The new centralised recycling points will generally consist of a single recycling bin, and a single general waste bin (shown below). Very large offices may have more than one recycling point.
If you have any questions about the new centralised recycling points, please use this online enquiry form.