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Waste management and the environment

We use uses differently coloured bags during daily collections of waste: 

  • red bags for general waste 
  • clear bags for recycling (cans, glass, paper and plastic). 

Birkbeck's waste is processed under contract with SUEZ Recycling and Recovery

Disposing of other items 

To dispose of items that can't be included in everyday waste/recycling,

Bulky items

  •  about the removal of bulky items, including large boxes, cardboard, unwanted furniture or any large packaging. 
  • If you need the cleaners to remove bulky items after 9am, you may incur a charge. 
  • In order to discourage fly-tipping, please do not take your own waste items to the bin area in the passageway between Birkbeck and Student Central. 

Equipment, furniture and wood items

Fridge and chiller disposal

Confidential waste shredding