Halls of Residence Recycling Guidance

Students at UWTSD halls of residence have a responsibility to recycle their waste, assisting the University to achieve its statutory target of recycling 70% by 2025.

As the University’s primary campuses Swansea, Carmarthen and Lampeter host on site halls of residence, students contribute significantly to the University’s total waste mass.

Wheelie Bin Waste

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Weekly recycling collections are provided to each of the University’s campuses, students in halls of residence are provided with colour coded bins, and are required to recycle their waste.

The following services are provided in halls of residence; 

All kitchen bins are labelled with stickers outlining what items can be placed in each bin.

Non-Recyclables (General Waste)
Dry Mixed Recycling
Glass Only

Battery Recycling; Please recycle your batteries at the Mount Pleasant, Townhill and the Business Campus battery recycling points which are located in main reception. Please do not place batteries in your halls of residence bins. Batteries are classed as hazardous waste, and are highly recyclable.

Clothes Recycling; At the end of the academic year UWTSD Swansea work with the British Heart Foundation to donate all your unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, books and bric-a-brac to a good cause. Bags are distributed to all room in halls before the end of term to gather donations.

Electricals; Please do not dispose of broken or unwanted electrical items as they can be recycled. You can drop off items at your local SU office.

All kitchen bins are labelled with stickers outlining what items can be placed in each bin.

Non-Recyclables (General Waste)
Dry Mixed Recycling
Glass Only
Food Only

Battery Recycling; Please recycle your batteries at the main reception in the Dewi Building. Please do not place batteries in your halls of residence bins. Batteries are classed as hazardous waste, and are highly recyclable.

Clothes Recycling; A clothes recycling bank is located outside the front of ABN2 please only place clothes into the bank. You cannot put duvets or pillows in the bank.

Electricals; Please do not dispose of broken or unwanted electrical items as they can be recycled. You can drop off items at your local SU office.

All kitchen bins are labelled with stickers outlining what items can be placed in each bin.

Non-Recyclables (General Waste)
Dry Mixed Recycling
Glass Only
Food Only

Battery Recycling; Please recycle your batteries at the main reception in the Old Building. Please do not place batteries in your halls of residence bins. Batteries are classed as hazardous waste, and are highly recyclable.

Clothes Recycling; A clothes recycling bank is located outside the front of the Crèche, please only place clothes into the bank. You cannot put duvets, or pillows in the bank. 

Electricals; Please do not dispose of broken or unwanted electrical items as they can be recycled. You can drop off items at your local SU office.

Bags

To help increase our recycling rates the University has introduced a colour coded bag and bin system where all Non-Recyclables (General Waste) go into a clear bags and all Dry Mixed Recycling goes into green bags.

A no black bag policy is also in force across all campuses. Clear and green recycling bags will be provided free of charge to all halls of residence kitchens.