Recycling and rubbish collection
Community Base has facilities for disposing of general rubbish and for recycling paper, cardboard, glass, aluminium and plastic which Brighton and Hove Council collect. Shredded paper is collected by Brighton Paper Round. Printer and toner cartridges are collected by Recyclecartridge.org
Paper from your office should be transferred into the recycling bins in the car park near the roller shutter - the RECYCLING POINT. There are additional paper recycling boxes at reception, by the photocopier and in the main South Wing meeting room. All types of paper can be recycled including newsprint, coloured paper, envelopes, magazines and telephone directories. No shredded paper should go into these bins. The council will not collect it as it clogs their machine. If you want to shred paper, you should purchase a Brighton Paper Round blue sac from reception for £2. Once full, it should be left in the alcove by the entrance to the car park. If you are recycling confidential paper waste you should get special confidential recycling bags from Brighton Paper Round (01273 685628) and keep them in your office and arrange for collection by Paper Round.
Cardboard should be flattened, taken to the RECYCLING POINT and put it in the large black cardboard recycling bin.
Glass, aluminium and plastic should be put in the green recycling boxes or bins in all kitchens and at reception or taken to the RECYCLING POINT. Glass, aluminium and plastic put in green boxes and bins should be clean. If you want to collect glass, aluminium and plastic in your office for recycling you should do so in a green recycling box (available from reception) or a recycling sack and take full recycling sacks to the RECYCLING POINT. Glass, aluminium and plastic can be mixed in recycling sacks but you should never mix it with paper or general rubbish.At the RECYCLING POINT, aluminium and plastic can be put into the same bins as paper but glass needs to go into a separate bin marked Glass. Never put general rubbish in any of these bins
Used printer and photocopier cartridges should be put in the box by the franking machine on the first floor landing. Old mobile phones can also be recycled in this box.
General rubbish that cannot be recycled should be put in bin liners and taken to the skip at the far end of the car park on the lower ground floor. Rubbish is collected on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Polystyrene should be treated as general rubbish.
Unwanted furniture in usable condition can be given to Furniture Now! on 487377 who will pick it up free and make sure it goes to a good home.
Old computers and bulky items cannot be disposed of or recycled by Community Base. Groups are responsible for disposing of such items themselves and you might want to contact Computers for Charities or their sister organisation Recycling for Charities for help. A number of local firms such as Mark Snelling on 07833 903433 and C&S Rubbish Clearance on 676757 will also carry out removals of unwanted bulky items. (mention of a company here does not constitute a recommendation by Community Base).
Under no circumstances should any rubbish, cardboard, furniture, old computers or any other items or material be left in communal areas or by the rubbish skip.