LUU should facilitate electronic recycling on campus for students

Passed: May 2019 (16th)

What do you want? / Why do you want it?

Every year we each clear out a lot of unneeded electronic gadgets, including those that can be reused and those that cannot. These gadgets can be disposed of at electronic dedicated recycling points, the closest being either at Kirkstall or PC in town, both which are of at last 0.6 miles away and may lead to these wastes being diverted into general black bins for landfill. To avoid this, I propose looking at on-campus electrical waste recycling or feasible alternatives like having a temporary point for transport to the Kirkstall or city centre recycling, which would be worthwhile as long as it increases diversion electrical waste from black or other bins and electronic product recycling.

Expires: May 2022 (16th)

Submitted By: Weiyi Yao

Officer: Community / Union Affairs

Area of Work: Sustainability

Updates

July 2020: No major updates to below. Leave Leeds Tidy will continue to accept electronics.

September 2019: As below, this will be part of Leave Leeds Tidy again this year.

June 2019: Electronics are collected as part of Leave Leeds Tidy (once a year), and will continue to be. We will assess the feasibility of increasing this collection.

May 2019: New policy