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Recycling in the UCD Residences

UCD now has a new focus on recycling in the residences and has introduced a new recycling scheme to help you minimise the amount of waste that you send to landfill. As you are responsible for the segregation and disposal of your waste streams you play a vital role in the success of the scheme. With your help the recycling and recovery rates can be much greater.

Be a champion of change and help your Residence Complex increases the recycling rates. Remember our recycling programme consists of Dry Mixed Recyclables, Glass, and Compost. The Refuse / General Waste bin should be a last resort.

There are four waste streams each of which has a bin or crate, and where possible we have tried to colour code it for you.

  • MIXED DRY RECYCLABLES
  • GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS OF ALL COLOURS
  • COMPOST AND FOOD WASTE
  • GENERAL NON RECYCLABLE WASTE

Your Green Recycling bin takes any paper, light cardboard, aluminium drink cans, washed food tins, plastic bottles, plastic film and packaging, Cartons (milk, juice, tetra pak).  Use the green labeled bin in your apartment to transfer it to the Green Wheelie Bin in your recycling centre.

Your Red Recycling Bin takes Glass Bottles and Jars of all colours.  Use the red labeled bin in your apartment to transfer it to the Red Wheelie Bin in your recycling centre.

Your Brown compost bin takes all Food waste, Fruit, Vegetables, Tea Bags, Coffee Grinds, Paper napkins and Towels, Plants, Flowers, Egg and Dairy Products.  Use your Brown Compost Caddy in your apartment to transfer it to the Brown Compost Wheelie Bin in your recycling centre.

Your refuse or general bin takes Contaminated Food Wrappers, Polystyrene, Sanitary Hygiene Waste etc.  Use the black labeled bin in your apartment to transfer it to the Black Wheelie Bins in your recycling centre.

Follow the guide above and you will be able to achieve great results.  Segregate at source in your apartment and dispose of each type in the right bin to avoid contamination of recyclables.

Some locations have access control on the bin stores - to enter please present your Ucard to the card reader as you do to the front door of your building.

The new recycling centers have been put in place to give you the opportunity to recycle. You can make a difference.