Collect batteries in a container in your office. When your container is full, box them up and fill out a Hazardous Waste Disposal form on the Environmental Health & Safety website. Please note that at present, EH&S is using their chemical disposal form to organise this waste disposal process.
Includes items such as wood, metal/steel, drywall, rocks, bricks, etc. Contact Fixit, ext. 77301, to arrange for a pick up at the receiving area of your building. Materials should not be placed outside until the pre-arranged pick up day.
Electronic Waste or "E-Waste":
Fill out an E-waste Disposal Request Formto dispose of electronic equipment such as computers, monitors, keyboards, phones, mice, scanners and printers. For more information about e-waste visit the Reports page on the Sustainability Office website.
Contact Fixit, ext 77301, to arrange for pick up and safe removal of refrigerants. Any appliance that has been in contact with or may contain hazardous, biohazardous or radioactive substances must be decommissioned prior to contacting Fixit. Fill out a Decommissioning Form on the Environmental Health & Safety website.
Fill out a Furniture Pick Up Request Formto make arrangements for your unwanted furnishings. Furniture or equipment that has been in contact with or may contain hazardous, biohazardous or radioactive substances must be decommissioned prior to removal or disposal. Fill out a Decommissioning Form on the Environmental Health & Safety website. Need furniture for your office? Contact Waste Services to find out what items are available in storage for re-use or visit the Freecycle.queensu.ca website.
Fill out a Hazardous Waste Disposal Formon the Environmental Health & Safety website to dispose of chemicals and other hazardous waste items such as paint, solvents, oil, batteries, chemicals and radioactive isotopes.
Large Recycling Jobs:
Contact Waste Services to make recycling arrangements for large numbers of books, magazines, and marketing publications.
The dining rooms and retail food outlets participate in an organic program that sends all the food waste and organic materials from the kitchens to a composting facility. Compostable items include: meat, dairy products, produce, coffee grounds, kitchen paper towels, napkins, uncoated paper take-out containers, cups and plates, and pizza boxes. More Information about this program is available on the Sustainability Office Organic Waste website.
Printer and photocopier toner cartridges can be placed in a box marked "recycle" and placed in your outgoing mailbag. For largers pick ups, please fill out the electronic waste pick up form
The university has a scrap metal recycling program. Scrap metal includes any metal equipment or furniture that are free from hazardous materials. Items accepted for scrap metal recycling include: Steel, Cast Iron, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Lead, Metal Alloys, Electrical Wire, furniture containing 50% metal, large appliances (Freon removed from fridges). To arange for a pick up, please fill out the scrap metal pick up form.
The Ontario Tire Stewardship program has been incorporated under Ontario's Waste Diversion Act. Contact Waste Services to make arrangements for responsible disposal of tires.