National Recycling Week is a campaign that runs across Australia from 8th – 14th of November. This campaign aims to encourage informed recycling and reuse behaviours by providing the tools and information needed to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly. 

National Recycling Week at UQ this year will include a range of different waste focused campaigns and events, providing the UQ community the opportunity to declutter, learn about waste streams on campus, improve recycling in offices, and donate preloved items.  

Join us for the fun, check out the full program! Stay up to date by liking UQ Sustainability on Facebook or following us on Instagram


Christine McCallum

Plant in a Mug workshop

30 November 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Come along and create a Plant in a Mug!

Recycle Right: The Basics Seminar

11 November 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Learn how to 'Recycle Right' at UQ!

Recycle Right Pop Up

10 November 2021 12:00pm2:00pm
Red, yellow, green, or blue?! It's a question we've all asked ourselves in front of the bins! If you’ve ever been confused about recycling and waste, visit our Recycle Right pop up and learn about the different waste streams at UQ.

How to become mates with waste - The 10R's

10 November 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Get familiar with the 10 R's© and learn how to become mates with your waste!

Recycle right: Know your Plastics Seminar

9 November 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Join UQ Sustainability’s Christine McCallum in a discussion about the different types of plastics that are part of our lives, which ones can be recycled and how this happens, what governments are doing to change the tide of plastics, and where we fit in as consumers.

Host a recycling trivia event at your workplace

8 November 2021 8:45am12 November 2021 4:45pm
Get stuck into National Recycling Week with your workplace.Host a recycling trivia session and challenge your colleagues and bosses to see how much they really know about recycling.

Calling for mug donations for desktop plants

8 November 2021 8:00am12 November 2021 4:00pm
Is your kitchen cupboard overflowing with mismatched mugs? Do you have old tea cups with missing saucers hiding in your China cabinet? If the answer is yes, it might be time for a clean out! UQ Sustainability and UQ Wellness are teaming up for an upcoming series of workshops using old mismatched mugs to create desktop plants. We need your help!

Be Green, Be Kind, Be Giving Campaign

8 November 2021 6:00am12 November 2021 5:00pm
We’re inviting the UQ community to participate in the Be Green, Be Kind, Be Giving Campaign, which is an opportunity for UQ staff and students to declutter their lives and give away their unwanted stuff to help our local community.

E-Waste Collection Drive

8 November 2021 6:00am12 November 2021 5:00pm
Got old e-waste lying around at home that you're not sure what to do with? Bring it to be recycled, all week at Campbell Place!

Plog for a Prize!

1 November 2021 8:00am12 November 2021 5:00pm
Plogging – the act of picking up litter while out on a run or walk, is a great way to get outside and help our environment! Get your friends and family together, or go solo, and see how much rubbish you can collect throughout SWOTVAC & National Recycling Week. Email us a picture of the rubbish you collect to get a prize!