Types of Waste at ECU ECU Waste Audit 2009
What Waste does ECU produce? • General waste: food scraps and things that can not be recycled; • Co-mingled recyclables: plastic, glass, aluminium, cartons; • Paper and Cardboard: magazines, newspapers, office paper; • Recyclable Hazardous waste – batteries, mobile phones and fluro’s; • E-waste (electronic waste): computers, printers, keyboards, cables; • Green waste: tree pruning's and garden waste; • Construction and demolition waste: plaster, steel, rubble etc. • Other hazardous waste: produced from faculties.
General Waste (Includes sandwich wrappers, teabags, tissues etc) General Waste System Mini bins • Is the general waste system used in offices; • Every mini bin is emptied by the cleaners on a daily basis. Kitchenette General Waste Bin • There should also be a general waste bin in the nearest kitchenette should your mini bin get full.
On-grounds commingled recycling (Includes cans, plastic bottles, milk cartons, paper cups, paper, cardboard) Office commingled recycling (Includes cans, plastic bottles, milk cartons, paper cups, cardboard) Co-mingled Recyclable Waste • 1. Office Comingled Recycling • Any comingled items are to go in the comingled bin provided • in the nearest kitchen; • This system has not yet been rolled out to all • buildings. • NO LIQUID and NO FOOD SCRAPS • 2. On-grounds Recycling • There are 35 recycling bins at each of the metro campuses and 6 at Bunbury; • Paper and cardboard items can go in these bins. • NO LIQUID and NO FOOD SCRAPS!
Paper and Cardboard • Each individual should have a paper box under their desk; • The individual is responsible for emptying their paper box into the larger 120L light blue sulo bins. • These sulo bins should be located near by, generally in the area next to the photocopiers. Paper includes: office paper, newspapers, envelopes, magazines, brochures and small cardboard.
Recyclable Hazardous Waste • Batteries • Battery World collect and empty the 120L purple bins as required. • No Car Batteries. Where can the bins can be found? Joondalup • Building 1 (FMO) • Building 22 (Sports and Rec Centre) • Building 31 (Library) Mt Lawley • Building 3 (FMO) Hazardous Waste Batteries, mobile phones and mobile phone batteries)
Recyclable Hazardous Waste 2. Fluorescent Tubes/Globes • Used in lighting (interior and exterior) and are collected by maintenance who then recycle through CMA recycling. • Fluorescent tubes contain a small amount of mercury which is extremely toxic! “The Mercury from 1 single Fluorescent Tube is enough to pollute 30,000 Litres of Water beyond the safe drinking level in the UK.” Google Images
e-waste SOE (Standard Operating Environment) computers include: • Desktops, laptops, monitors, keyboards and mouse. • Computers are replaced every 3 years. FMO - Asset Disposal System Google Images McLernons for disposal – Auction Centre Welshpool • E-waste items (such as cables, CDs & projectors) are not picked up in the above process – we are still seeking the best solution.
Green Waste Green Waste is managed by the Grounds Services. Tree Pruning by External Contractor • Most tree pruning is undertaken by a contractor at both of the metropolitan campuses. • These tree pruning's are mulched by the contractor on-site and used in ECU gardens. General Greenwaste from Campus Operations (Leaves, branches and other plant material)Joondalup • This general greenwaste is temporarily stockpiled until there is enough to be mulched and a contractor is brought on-site to mulch this waste. • Weeds and pine needles are stockpiled and taken off site by a contractor to a greenwaste recycling facility. • Mt Lawley • All general greenwaste is stockpiled and is removed by a contractor and taken to a greenwaste recycling facility. • South West • All general waste is looked after by a contractor and is taken off-site to a greenwaste recycling facility.
Construction and Demolition Includes waste such as: • Plaster board; • Bricks; • Steel; • Cables; • Packaging. Design Guidelines • These are guidelines available for reference by Consultants and Contractors undertaking projects for the University. • Management of construction and demolition waste is to be outlined in this document and will include criteria such as: • On-site separation of waste for re-use or recycling; • Development of a Construction Site Waste Management Plan;
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