One purpose of the Green University strategy is to create a healthy and attractive study, working and recreational environment, taking into account the principles of creating the smallest possible ecological footprint. One of the most accessible and simplest opportunities for minimizing your ecological footprint is sorting and recycling waste. That is why starting from November 15th 2018 it is possible to sort waste into four different containers at the Torn dormitory – household waste, biodegradable waste, packaging and paper/cardboard.
Waste containers are in a new location behind the Torn dormitory.
Leaving garbage bags on the ground next to the containers is not allowed!
NO: dirty or wet paper and cardboard, used paper towels, used paper plates, cardboard packaging (juice boxes), plastic, aluminum foil, copy paper.
HOUSEHOLD WASTE CONTAINTER
In this container you should put things that cannot be recycled into any of the other containers - for example if the packaging is so dirty that it cannot be cleaned and it would make other packages surrounding it dirty as well.
You can take all hazardous waste (leftover paint and glue, old daylight lamps, mercury thermometers), large waste (old furniture). old electronics (TV-s, radios, microwaves, electric kettles, sandwich toasters etc), car tyres, old and unusable medicine (old medicine can also be taken to a pharmacy).
All of these things can be taken to waste stations free of charge!
Tartu waste stations are located at the following addresses: Jaama 72C and Turu 49.
Packaging with deposit money (glass and plastic bottles) marking should be taken back to a collection point that can be located near most bigger (and some smaller) stores. That way you will get some money back from the bottles.The nearest recycling stations are in the buildings of the Comarket and Rimi food stores near the dormitories.
Single use and rechargeable batteries can be taken to any store that sells batteries - there are special collection boxes. You can also bring your old batteries to the dormitory reception.