Residual waste is waste that, according to the University’s waste disposal regulations, must not be disposed of with any other waste stream.
Residual waste is collected by cleaning staff on a regular basis and put into a container or compacting bin outside the building. From here it is transported directly to the processing plant.
The following acceptance conditions apply:
- no waste must be left next to the container
- there must be no waste protruding from the container
- the weight of mini-containers plus contents must not exceed 70 kg
- in some locations, collection begins at 7.30 a.m. on the collection day, so the containers must be accessible from that time onwards.
- waste containers must be tendered for collection with the lid closed
- the following substances must not be put in the containers:
- hazardous waste substances (e.g. chemical waste)
- liquid oil products or derivatives
- flammable, self-igniting or explosive waste
- corrosive, explosive or radioactive waste
- cadavers, fish waste or slaughter waste
- substances containing asbestos
- substances that the processing plant will not accept
- The supplier has the right to refuse to accept waste that is not tendered as specified above.
After the separation of the residual waste, the remainder is offered to a processing plant for sustainable incineration with a high energy yield. This is known as thermal recycling.
The slag remaining in the incinerator after the waste has been burned
is used in road building. The fly-ash can be used as a filler in asphalt.
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