With the help of the UQ Green Ambassador Program's Sustainability Council, UQ now has a new recycling station for students and staff.

The drop off station is located in the Kingham Room foyer (Building 21C) and is for hard-to-recycle household items that can’t be recycled though your yellow topped wheelie bin. Items that can be recycled include:

  • Small e-waste
  • Soft plastics
  • Mobile phones
  • Household batteries
  • Printer ink cartridges
  • Oral care products
  • Eye glasses
  • Stationary Items
  • DVD's and CD's
  • Paper

You can bring your hard-to-recycle- household items here, not only throughout Sustainability Week, but every week of the year

Please note: All events and spaces are operating in line with current guidelines. We ask that you please practice social distancing at all times, wear a mask and follow the University's Level 2 post-lockdown restrictions as part of our Business Continuity Plan.

Learn more about what items can be recycled at this 'Reuse & Recycle Station' here!



About UQ Sustainability Week 2021

Sustainability Week is an opportunity for the UQ community to celebrate and promote sustainability across UQ's campuses and sites. From August 16-20, a range of activities and events are hosted across all areas of the University, including markets, workshops, crafts and DIY, film screenings, specialist presentations, tree plantings, bird watching and garden tours, solar tours, forums and panel discussions, competitions and challenges to inspire sustainable behaviours.

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

Important update: Based on the recent Covid restrictions, this year's Sustainability Week will be entirely online. Those events that cannot be transitioned to an online format will be postponed. Keep an eye on our social media channels, and our website for updates! (last updated Wednesday 25 August).


Building 21C, St Lucia Campus
Kingham Room foyer (near Red Room)