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What are the current recycling strategies at UQ?

Current recycling strategies include:

  • paper (general paper and confidential documents)
  • cardboard and polystyrene
  • e-waste (computers and other electronic equipment)
  • fluorescent tubes and other lamps
  • toner and ink jet printer cartridges
  • mobile phones,  
  • co-mingled (glass, aluminium cans and plastic).

How do I organise my items to be recycled?

To request recycling boxes and bins, as well as collection of E-waste and other items, contact:

Need to know more about recycling at UQ?

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What are the waste streams at UQ?

  • Office Waste: general daily waste, paper, cardboard, polystyrene, e-waste, cartridges, co-mingled, mobile phones.
  • Laboratory Waste: Animal, Biological, Chemical, Clinical, Cytotoxic Drugs and Radioactive Wastes
  • Construction Waste: maintenance, construction, refurbishment wastes including office clean-outs and large items (e.g. refrigerators and televisions)
    • Please Note: Construction waste must not be placed in general waste bins. Please contact the project supervisor for correct disposal procedures

How often are bins emptied?

Office bins are emptied once per week.

How do I dispose of waste?

  • Bins for general and co-mingled waste (glass, aluminium cans and plastic) are provided in public spaces and tea rooms for general use.
  • Paper waste collected in under-desk boxes should be emptied into the grey paper recycling wheelie bins which are conveniently located in buildings, e.g. photocopier rooms.
  • Cardboard - flatten cardboard and place in large cardboard bins that are located in convenient locations outside of buildings.

How do I order more bins?

  • Waste bins can be ordered through the Central Store
  • Recycling boxes can be requested via email: recycle@pf.uq.edu.au 
  • Bins (up to 240 litre) and skips can be ordered by completing the PF624 Bin Service Request Form and emailing to recycle@pf.uq.edu.au
    • MS Word   Download PF624 Bin Service Request form

Who do I contact for more information or assistance with office clean-outs?

Contact the P&F Cleaning Section

Need to know more about waste disposal at UQ?

UQ Waste Management Contract

In December 2012, the University of Queensland signed a new waste contract with SITA Australia Pty Ltd. The contract will be managed by Property and Facilities Division, Campus Services

Click here for further information regarding the Waste Management contract.


More information:

UQ Sustainability Website - Recycling & Waste

General Cleaning

Waste Management at UQ

St Lucia Cleaning Precinct areas Map [PDF - 400KB]

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