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End of Term Recycling

End of term - stuff

We know that many of you are about to leave St Andrews for the last time. What better way to leave a legacy than to pass on some of your beloved possessions to next year's students?

Donation Points in Halls

Drop off points for items in good condition and suitable for reuse are located in all halls of residence. If you do not know the location of your collection point, ask your Residential Service Manager.

Donated items go towards supporting:


General Waste from Halls

For items that are not suitable for reuse e.g. broken or damaged the University has provided walk in skips. Please DO NOT contaminate these skips with electrical items, textiles or any other materials that can be taken to the hall collection point in aid of charity. Your Residential Service Manager can advise how to recycle broken electrical items using the universities recycling scheme or email for more inofrmation.


What if I don't live in a hall?

A list of the charity shops available in St Andrews can be found here.

What to do with unwanted bikes

What to do with unwanted furniture


Fife Council Bin Collection Calendar 

Please ensure your household waste and recycling is presented for collection by Fife Council on the appropriate collection day, please do not overfill bins.

To find out when your bin collection days are, visit the Fife Council bin collection calendar and enter your postcode.


Waste Collections - Sat 27th and Sun 28th May

For items that are not suitable for reuse e.g. broken or damaged the University has engaged Fife Council to provide a refuse vehicle to uplift general waste from our students in private accommodation at dedicated locations across the town. This collection is a "bring to" collection  - see map and collection times at End of Term Waste Collection Points 2017 (PDF, 947 KB)


Town Recycling Centre

St Andrews Recycling Centre is open April to September, 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

The Recycling Centre is located just behind Morrisons Supermarket.
To access the Recycling Centre, go straight ahead at the roundabout which will take you behind the petrol station instead of a left into Morrisons car park. This Recycling Centre is staffed and allows you to recycle the following materials:

You can also dispose of excess household waste at this site. Please note that these facilities are free of charge for household use only.




Contact us

Environment team