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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.

http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=6507

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


Cardboard


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: