Waste and Recycling Initiative

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Simple rules: -

  • if it can be reused, reuse it
  • if it needs special handling (Waste Electrical, chemical, sharps), arrange it
  • if it can be recycled, recycle it
  • if it can be burned (in a domestic wood stove), burn it
  • if it can be composted, compost it
  • anything else can go in the bin

I've decided to take on the job of managing this initiative (I'll be the one sorting and taking out the trash!) --Michael Erskine 10:22, 27 May 2011 (BST)


Materials are a valuable resource and waste is to be strongly discouraged. In fact, most of the Hackspace's resources are recovered from "waste" (and a lot of that by me! User:Msemtd). Even a small piece of scrap metal, wood, or plastic may be exactly what somebody needs for their project. As long as we know where to look -- we are a chaos-reducing organisation: sorting and categorising -- put wood with the wood, put metal with the metal!

"What can be recycled?" A surprising amount! Refer to the Nottingham City Council pages for those things that we can have collected.

I have a wood burning stove at home and it has no problem with pizza boxes! I'll take things away on those days I have transport.

The Nottingham City Council recycling scheme http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1286

The Nottingham City Council recycling tips http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1321

I need to find out the waste collection arrangements with BizSpace --Michael Erskine 10:24, 27 May 2011 (BST)

I need to make some signs for near the bins, esp. in the kitchen.

I need to obtain/make a food waste collecting bin and arrange for its regular removal.

Cans are taken to scrap merchants to raise funds.