The University of Queensland has partnered with the Green Ambassador Program's Environmental Council to host 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.

The following items can be recycled at this recycling station:





Small E-waste

Laptops, tablets, cameras, keyboards, mice, cables, circuit boards, IPODs & other MP3 Players, smart watches.

Soft Plastic

Any plastic that can be easily scrunched into a ball - plastic shopping bags, shrink wrap or bubble wrap.

Mobile phones

Mobile handsets, batteries and accessories.

Household batteries

Household handheld batteries used in cameras, torches, toys and appliances (AA, AAA, C, D and 9V batteries -both rechargeable and non-rechargeable) 

Printer ink cartridges

Household printer cartridges from a variety of printers

Oral care Products

Toothpaste tubes and caps, manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads, toothbrush and toothpaste tube plastic packaging, floss containers.

Electronic toothbrush handles and bases are NOT accepted.

Eye Glasses

Used prescription or non-prescription glasses and sunglasses.

Stationary Items

Functional pens and markers.

DVD’s and CD’s

All types and formats of CDs and DVDs.


Clean or printed paper white, coloured and glossy paper, magazines, newspapers and envelopes (including those with plastic windows).


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