Refuse and Recycling

iQ love the world we live in and we want to do our bit to protect it. We’re sure you want to do your bit too, so to make being eco-friendly easy for you we’ve provided recycling and refuse bins throughout your accommodation. 

You should make sure that you empty packages completely and give them a quick rinse before you recycle them. 

Below you can find examples of what you can recycle and what goes in the different bins. Your accommodation will have different coloured bins for each material, so make sure you check in your tenant handbook how your bins are colour coded.

Almost anything made of glass can be recycled, so make sure you put items like glass bottles and jars in the right bin and do not recycle broken glass or light bulbs.

Anything that does not feature a recycling label must be put in the refuse bin. Other items that are not recyclable include: batteries, electrical appliances, kitchen waste, polystyrene, foam and sanitary products.


What can be recycled?



  • Plastic cups and lids
  • Milk bottles
  • Takeaway containers
  • Plastic bottles such as water, shampoo or sauce bottles


Cardboard and Paper

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Food cartons
  • Emptied pizza boxes
  • Envelopes or loose office paper


Aluminium and Steel

  • Drinks cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Food cans
  • Lids from glass bottles and jars