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Picture of a rubbish bin

At Regency Hall we use the waste hierarchy shown below to prioritise how waste should be managed based on its environmental impact:

  • Reduce the amount of waste we accumulate. Select items with the least
  • Packaging and wherever possible, buy better quality items that last longer.
  • Re-use items instead of throwing them away. Pass items on, repair them or adapt them for other uses.
  • Recycle everything that can be recycled, which will considerably reduce the amount of waste needing disposal.
  • Please dispose of your waste in the appropriate bins. They each have a label which details what you can & can’t put in them.
  • The bins are emptied regularly by our cleaning staff.

electronic waste – Battery Bin

This can be found in the post room area on the ground floor.Batteries contain hazardous metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, zinc, manganese & lithium. Disposing of batteries in the general waste is illegal as they are a hazardous waste product, which can harm people & the environment if not disposed of correctly.

Make sure you dispose of your used batteries in the Battery Bin provided.

It is a legal requirement that you do not place WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) in the general or recycling waste bins.

Contact us on universityliving@svhs.org.uk if you have electrical / electronic items to dispose of.