Recycling Printer Cartridges
Bury College operates a system of recycling printer cartridges. Designated Cartridge collection points are located at The Woodbury Centre, Millennium Centre, Beacon Centre and Link House.
Watch our toner cartridge recycling process
Recycling food waste (Anaerobic Food Digestion)
All Bury College’s food waste from the refectories and the training kitchens is transported to Lower Reule Farm in Gnosall, Staffordshire. Here it is used to produce heat and electricity from the Anaerobic Digestion process.
The heat is used in polytunnels to heat and help the growth of strawberries. These strawberries are then sold on to the big supermarkets – Tesco, Asda and Morrison's.
The electricity is fed back to the grid. The heat and electricity also helps to power the plant. The fertiliser/compost that is produced – 50% is used on her own farming land and the other 50% is spread onto the land of 5 neighbouring farms.
Bury College Food Waste Report - December 2011 - click here to view
Household battery recycling
Approximately 10% of all household batteries are recycled in the UK, which is a very small amount. 22,000 tonnes of household batteries end up in landfill each year where they can leak harmful chemicals into the soil.
Bury College are now collecting batteries for recycling. There are five battery collection points within the college. These boxes are located at:
Security Desk Level 3
and Vista Level 1
For more information on battery recycling visit the Recycle-more website or Click here to see how batteries are recycled.
Bury College are now helping Vision Aid Overseas by encouraging staff and students to recycle their old or unwanted glasses.
Click here for further information or Click here to visit the Vision Aid Website.
Click here for tips on how to save water
For further information on Sustainability at Bury College contact:
Business Support Director - Estates
Bury College, Market Street, Bury, BL9 0BG
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org