Dedicated recycling facilities exist around campus for single-use containers, paper, batteries, polystyrene and mobile phones. You can find more information about how to recycle your waste on the Sustainability website.
What happens next?
All collected mixed waste is transported to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where it is separated into food, co-mingled waste (plastics, glass and metals) and paper. Recovered materials are recycled, composted or converted to processed engineer fuel for energy recovery, with a small residual amount sent to landfill.
The new bin design will be popping up in 140 different spots across UNSW from late 2018 to early 2019. All the old red and yellow metal bin enclosures are being recycled responsibly.
For more information about waste services, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.