Here you can find out everything you need to know about what to do with your waste at the university and how the university disposes of it.

The university aims to achieve a 60% recycling rate by 2020/21. We monitor our waste collections on a daily basis and review our performance on a monthly basis. We use these monthly reports to make continuous improvements to our waste management system.

Harrow Clothes Bank
Drop off points in Halls

Re-use & Donations

We aim to re-use items before disposing of  them as waste. You can find out how we do this with our furniture here.

At Harrow Campus we have a permanently based British Heart Foundation Collection Bank where clothing can be donated.

Yes PleaseNo Thanks
Wearable clothesBlankets/Quilts
CD’s & DVD’sMetal

Often when students are leaving halls at the end of the academic year they have items they no longer need but are still in good condition such as pots, pans, slow cookers, etc. When this time comes we provide British Heart Foundation drop off points to make donating items easy for students.

Battery Recycling

Battery recycling points can be found on each site. These are usually located at reception or within office breakout areas.

Household batteries, Mobile phone, laptop, hearing aid, power tool, watch & clock and power tool batteries can be recycled at these points.

Recycling batteries is your chance to contribute towards a more sustainable environment- tackling soil contamination and noxious emissions to the air!

If you are unable to locate your local battery recycling point please let the Sustainability Team know. 


Electronic Waste

Waste Electronic and Electronic Equipment (WEEE waste) cannot be disposed of in any of the regular bins. If you need to dispose of any WEEE waste or Printer Toners then contact the IT Team who will be able to deal with your request.

Where possible we aim to repair any university equipment, if this is not possible it will be recycled. All WEEE waste disposals are tracked using consignment notes to ensure they are responsibly disposed.

We are part of Electronics Watch in order to improve the ethics within our ICT supply chain.

Any Other Waste

As a university we also produce other types of waste such as chemical, clinical and offensive waste. If you have any questions about how we handle these types of waste or any other queries please contact the Sustainability Team.

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