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Let’s continue separating waste!

The University of Twente seeks to do its bit with regard to sustainability, energy and corporate social responsibility. Last summer the first buildings started sorting waste more thoroughly in the so called waste islands. Now we continue sorting waste in the rest of the buildings.


Wednesday 6 December                                             Sportcentrum & Bastille
Wednesday 13 December                                          Carré, Nanolab, Hal B & Teehuis
Wednesday 20 till Friday 24 December                      Logica, Schuur, Erve Holzik & BMC

As soon as the waste islands are being installed, all the old dustbins will be taken in.

Waste islands

The waste islands will be installed in central locations, e.g. near coffee-vending machines. The waste islands will allow waste to be separated into four streams:

  • Paper
  • GFT (Vegetables, Fruit and Garden waste)
  • PMD (Plastics, Metals, Drinks bottles and cartons)
  • Residual waste 

So what will this mean for me?

Since waste will be separated at several centrally located places inside the buildings you will no longer have a dustbin next to your desk. In other words, you will have to take a brief walk in order to be able to throw your waste away, as is the case in most households.  

What will happen with the current dustbins?

Our old dustbins will be reused or recycled.  This way we keep the sustainability circle intact.   


For more information please contact the Servicedesk of your building.