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Stationery amnesty

09 Sep 2019

Do you have any unwanted stationery lurking in the back of a cupboard and wonder what to do with it?

The University is holding a stationery amnesty  from Thursday, 12 September to Thursday, 27 September 2019 in the Old Visitors Centre, ground floor of the Whitworth Building  (building 51 on the map below) and you are encouraged to bring good condition unwanted stationery items.

What are we going to do with this unloved stationery? 

Firstly, we would encourage staff to come and look at the stock pile to see if any of it can be re-used internally.  If it can’t, we are working with Chariot Office Supplies to repurpose these items internal or donate to local charities and primary schools.

Any items that can’t be reused will be sustainably disposed of (e.g. plastics/cardboard recycled etc) with a minimum going to landfill. 

What items are we looking for?

Yes please

No thank you*

Unused toner, ink cartridges

Used/empty toner and ink cartridges

Pens, pencils, paperclips


Rulers, staplers, tape dispensers

Letter headed paper, pre-paid envelopes

Pads, paper, sticky notes, plain  envelopes

Filing cabinets, furniture

Lever arch files, box files, folders, plastic wallets, presentation binders etc

General rubbish

Other general stationery items

Electrical items (such as fans, heaters etc)

Information on how to dispose of these items can be found at:

We hope to be able to run a similar amnesty for North Campus in the near future but for more information contact: