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Environmental legislation ensure that the university must take reasonable action to keep waste to a minimum and make sure that hazardous waste produced or handled by the university causes no harm or damage.

St George’s, University of London is committed to minimising our impact on the environment through effective waste management practices. This is achieved by following the waste hierarchy which is based on prevention, reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery. 

This page provides information on the relevant policies, procedures, guidance and forms in relation to the management of hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste and WEEE waste.

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Hazardous waste 
WEEE waste 

St George's waste disposal bins

A table of waste management options at St George's.
The paper recycling bin.

Paper, paper cups, cardboard can be placed in these recycle bins.

DO NOT PUT GLASS in these bins.

If you require a recycle bin please contact Estates and Facilities helpdesk on ext. 1234 (option 2).

The glass plastic cardboard recycling bin.

Glass, plastic, cardboard, paper, paper cups can be placed in these cadies that are located throughout the site.

Please contact Estates and Facilities helpdesk on ext. 1234 (option 2) for more information on locations.

The laboratory and clinical waste bin. Laboratory and clinical waste must be appropriately categorised and packaged for disposal. For more information please refer to the laboratory biological waste disposal procedure (PDF).

Download the laboratory waste disposal flowchart (PDF).

Information is available from the Department of Health regarding safe management of healthcare waste.

Examples of weee waste.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment  (WEEE) must be recycled. This applies to computers, TVs, fridges, freezers, laboratory equipment etc.

Items that originate from a laboratory environment, such as fridges used to store reagents etc, must be certified as free from contamination. Please complete the WEEE waste decontamination certificate form and we will arrange for its collection and disposal.

An example of chemical waste. Chemical waste must be catalogued by the waste producer. Please use this chemical waste disposal form (Excel) and email it to us.

Once the SHE office has recieved the completed form we will contact you to arrange for the waste to be disposed of.

 St Georges has a moral and legal duty to dispose of its waste in a responsible manner. As a busy research and educational organisation we produce a broad range of waste. It is important that waste disposal is built into all procedures and that it is categorised and segregated appropriately. 


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