Quick Reference Guide

Item Requirement
Battery - car Storage
Store on tray to catch leaks, and protected from the weather
Safety
Provide protection from skin exposure to acid; complete manual handling assessment
Disposal
Must be recycled. Contact your Site Officer (Estates)
Battery - lithium (often used in mobile phones) Safety
Protect from short circuiting in storage - generates heat that could start fire.
Disposal
Hazardous waste - Must be recycled
Battery - NiCd (Nickel Cadmium, used before NiMH became available, rare nowadays) Safety
Protect from short circuiting in storage - generates heat that could start fire.
Disposal
Hazardous waste - Must be recycled
Battery - NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride - the most common rechargeable AA and AAA batteries) Safety
Protect from short circuiting in storage - generates heat that could start fire.
Disposal
Must be recycled. Contact your Site Manager (Estates)
Cardboard Disposal
Recycling. Utilise recycling bins; for large volumes, contact your Site Manager (Estates)
Do not put in recycling bins for paper
Chemical waste (any liquid that is not tap water) Safety
CoSHH assessment may be needed
Storage
Secure labelled containers (preferrably the original container) on a suitable catchment tray or in a bunded area.
Disposal
Contact your Site Manager (Estates)
Confidential Waste Disposal
Contact your Site Manager (Estates)
First aid waste Safety
Wear gloves and observe good hygiene
Storage
Dedicated first aid materials container
Disposal
Contact Site Manager (Estates)
Fluorescent tubes Storage
Protected from breakage (it is NOT accepable to break tubes deliberately)
Disposal
As hazardous waste; contact Site Manager (Estates)
Food waste Safety
Vermin risk
Storage
Vermin-proof
Disposal General waste (although check for composting trials at Lackham
Glass bottles Minimise use - plastic is generally more environmentally friendly and safer.
Disposal
In recycling bins if available; staff and students may take their bottles home for recycling
Mobile phone - College See WEEE below
Mobile phone - personal Disposal
Recycling (charities often take them). Contact Site Manager (Estates)
Paper Re-use
Teams should have storage for single sided waste that can be re-used by colleagues.
Disposal
Recycling. Utilise recycling bins; for large volumes, contact your Site Officer (Estates).
Comply with labels on bins concerning what may be put in.
Plastic bottles Disposal
Recycling bins if available on your site. Otherwise use general waste bins.
Printer cartridges Disposal
Colleted by Reprographics for recycling using nominated charity.
Scrap Metal Storage
Secure storage, separate to other materials and protected from rain
Disposal
Contact Site Manager (Estates); nobody else is permitted to authorise disposal.
Sharps (including sewing needles, broken glass, Stanley knife blades etc) Safety
Risk assessment required for persons whose work or training may involve sharps. Gloves may be needed for handling.
Storage
Dedicated, clearly labelled container.
Disposal
Contact Site Manager (Estates)
Waste electrical and electronic equipment Safety
Do not dismantle, as hazardous materials such as cadmium, mercury, asbestos and PCBs may be present.
Storage
Separately to other waste; protected from theft, contamination and the elements.
Disposal
The equipment, or its components, must be recycled. Contact your Site Officer (Estates).
Wood off-cuts from carpentry Disposal
General waste. If staff wish to take waste wood for use in home wood burning stove, Carpentry Department must:
a) Confirm wood is untreated
b) Keep written record who has taken it
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