Useful Info & Contacts

Contact Info

Contacts for any issues relating to waste and recycling facilities on campus 


For queries on or issues with general waste and recycling:

Gavin Douglas 1890 929470   |   M: 086 8102002

Interesting facts

Did you know?..........

  • Recycling an aluminium can saves the equivalent energy of operating a television set for 3 hours and Recycling two aluminium cans saves the equivalent energy needed to power a PC for one workday.
  • 5 plastic soda bottles are enough to make the fibrefill to insulate one ski jacket.
  • Recycling one glass jar saves the equivalent energy needed to light a 100-watt bulb for 4 hours.
  • Every ton of paper recycled saves enough energy to heat the average home for at least 6 months.
  • Laser printer cartridges are easily recycled. Both laser and ink jet cartridges can be refilled, sometimes up to 4 times. For the cartridge manufacturer nearest you, look in the phone book.
  • Turn off the water faucet when brushing your teeth. This simple act can save 9 gallon of water every time you brush.
  • Laser printers use 300 watts of energy; inkjets use only 10 watts, for similar quality.
  • 40% of the energy you use in your home is for heat.
  • A double-pane window retains twice as much heat as single-pane window.
  • Between 15 and 30 percent of the energy your water heater uses goes to keeping a tank of water hot, just in case you need it.
  • Even during a mild winter, you can lose as much energy through one single-pane window as a 75-watt light bulb uses running seven hours a day, 365 day a year.
  • Efficiency counts. The most effective new appliances typically use 50% less energy than the most wasteful ones.

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