University Waste & Recycling Briefing: Individual Clearouts & Spring Cleans (Sep-14 update) Has your office been lost to clutter? Are you meant to be moving rooms/buildings soon? This guide has been created to help deal with a spring clean or a room clearance. It’s been broken down into stages so it won’t feel like an impossible task. Stage 1: Paper & Cardboard Cardboard folders (no metal inserts), office paper, reports, journals, envelopes, magazines, catalogues. TIP: Do not overfill the clear bags. They must be easily liftable with one hand and not split due to weight. Collection & Uplift Process: Paper-based: Request clear paper recycling sacks from the Cleaning Supervisor Empty all files/folders and place loose paper based materials in bags (tie once finished) Leave the bags near your office paper recycling bin (blue lid). Cardboard: Empty and flatten all cardboard boxes Tie flattened boxes together in liftable piles Leave tied piles of card near your office paper recycling bin (blue lid). Stage 2: Recyclable materials Empty lever-arch folders, plastic pockets, and plastic rulers, plastic trays, clean plastic pots and bottles, empty metal cans. Note: Folders, plastic pockets and dividers can often be reused – so put them in the stationary cupboard or place an advert on WARPit. Collection & Uplift Process: Use clear plastic recycling bags for all the above Leave the bags next to your recycling bin in your office Request clear recycling sacks from the Cleaning Supervisor. Stage 3: Confidential Waste Confidential papers & confidential tapes, DVDs, CDs, projector slides. Important: DVDs, CDs, tapes or slides must be bagged separately from paper. Collection & Uplift Process: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 650 9346 to receive empty Shred-it confidential bags and ties When full please fill in and send to email@example.com the Shred-it ad-hoc uplift form that can be on our website www.ed.ac.uk/recycling under “C” under the “How do it…” section Also send in an eIT reference for this uplift. Stage 4: Books Hard back or soft back books Collection & Uplift Process: Books for reuse – All books in good condition: the Waste & Recycling team will deliver Better World Books boxes to pack the books into. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 650 9346. The contractor will collect directly from your office if the boxes are placed on the ground floor. Books for disposal – Damaged books: please follow the Paper recycling process outlined above. Stage 5: Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment [WEEE] I.T Equipment, computers, lamps, fax machines, laminators, kettles, microwaves, cables, telephones, calculator, toasters, etc. Note: if items are recently PAT tested and still in good working conditions, why not place an advert on WARPit to see if someone else would like to use it. TIP: Visit http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/estates-buildings/waste-recycling/how/electronic-waste Collection & Uplift Process: All cables, small electronic parts, small items of I.T (keyboards, mice) can be boxed together Blubs, fluorescent tubes, etc must be collected by Estates Operations via a Work Order Inventory your WEEE, complete a collection request proforma and email it to CCL (North) Ltd. Stage 6: Batteries Collection & Uplift Process: Hazardous batteries [Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Mercury (Hg) and Lead-Acid (Pb)] need to be dealt with via our Chemical Waste contractor. Contact Estates Waste Management (email@example.com). Collect Non-hazardous in a box and arrange uplift via the same route as WEEE, see Stage 5. NB: Lithium batteries must be put into sealable bags. Stage 7: CDs, DVDs, Video tapes (non-confidential) Collection & Uplift Process: Bag tapes separately from CDs and DVDs. Video tapes can be added to the WEEE for CCL North as in stage 5 For CDs and DVDs to be recycled, put them in an envelope and send by post to: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/estates-buildings/wasterecycling/how/cd-dvd Stage 8: Stationary Still in good condition: Put the items back into the stationary cupboard, or Advertise it via the University’s reuse portal (WARPit): https://www.warp-it.co.uk/universityofedinburgh Stage 9: Printer cartridges Toner cartridges from laser printers, inkjet cartridges and toner ink Collection & Uplift: o Order with Office Depot a free recycling cartridge box o Arrange a free collection call Office Depot’s dedicated number: 01635 587 067 or email your contact details to Officedepot@ceseurope.com o The full recycling boxes must be put at main reception on ground floor for the contractors to uplift. Stage 10: Broken pens, polystyrene, laminated paper, broken crockery These items are not recyclable. Place in black bags and place next to your office general waste bin. Note: broken items like scissors must be wrapped before being placed in the black bag to prevent harm to others. Stage 11: Furniture including metal filling cabinets Desks, chairs, tables, shelving units (not wall shelves), desk and floor screens, drawer units, filing cabinets, cupboards, bins, coat stands, etc. and reproduction/antique furniture. Please contact the Furniture Office on 6502076 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: You must NOT remove shelving, notice boards, and paintings etc that are fixed to walls or ground. If you want to take them with you, you must put a work order in via EBIS to get this done for you by the Estate Department.