What goes where?

Aluminium cans Batteries Bulky items Chemical waste Confidential papers Electronic and data processing equipment Expanded polystyrene
"Sagex"
Glass waste Incinerable waste
Mixed construction waste NESPRESSO capsules Paper and cardboard

PET

Printer toner cartridges Rubble, inert waste Scrap metal Scrap wood  

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

Where to buy recycling panels ?

In the CERN Stores through the EDH catalog: Scem 50.55.92.A

 

 

 

Aluminium cans

 

Batteries

Collection Regular collections.   Regular collections only.
Description Compactors/containers for aluminium cans can be found near the drinks vending machines on the Prévessin site. In addition, an 800l container is also provided near Buildings 156 and 904.   Containers for used batteries can be found in numerous places on the CERN site, notably in the main building, in cafeterias, etc. Click here to see the list of locations.
Quantity Small.   Small.
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Skip / Container Other.   Other.
Request No request required, containers located in front of Buildings 156 and 904.  

Small batteries collection request

Dangerous waste collection and classification

 

 

Bulky waste items

 

Chemical waste

Collection Availability of containers (with a budget code) and collection on request.    
Description Bulky waste includes used furniture and equipment. Desks are sorted by the Sales and Recuperation Service (Building 133), who decide whether to keep or dispose of them.   Chemical waste includes waste from processed chemical products (acids, hydrocarbon mixtures, oils, bulbs, striplights, etc.).  Click here for more information.
Quantity Small/large.   Small
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Skip / Container Skip.   Transported to Building 262 upon receipt of an EDH transport request.
Click for more information about the transport.
Request Request a skip via the Service Desk.
Request emptying or removal via the Service Desk.
  ► Request transport to Building 262.

 

 

Confidential papers

 

Electronic and data processing equipment

Collection Collected on request (with a budget code).   Collected on request (with a budget code).
Description

This category refers to all documents of a confidential nature (paper ONLY, no folders or plastic wallets) that need to be disposed of separately from the usual waste paper/cardboard left in the "box-it" bins in offices. Closed containers are provided on request in convenient places in buildings. The discarded documents will be taken to a recycling centre to be shredded and recycled by paper mills. Disposal is billed and the removal cost is included in the price. Every removal is charged to the same code.

  Computing equipment and electronic waste includes screens, keyboards, plastic cards with microchips, etc. Click here for more information.
Quantity Small   Small/large.
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Skip / Container Closed 800l container.   Blue or red container.
Request Request for confidential paper waste container
Request emptying or removal via the Service Desk.
  Request transport to Building 133 via EDH when no longer required.

 

 

"Sagex" (expanded polystyrene)

 

Glass waste

Collection Collected on request.   Regular collections (containers).
Description ”Sagex” (expanded polystyrene) is recyclable. The metal frame and 500l bags are available on request.   Glass waste includes bottles from the restaurants and cafeterias. List of the collection points.
Quantity Small.   Small
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Skip / Container Other.   Other.
Request Request via the Service Desk.
Request metal frame and 500l bags via the Service Desk.
  Regular collections only.

 

 

Incinerable waste

 

Mixed construction waste

Collection Regular collections (containers). Availability of containers for large volumes (with a budget code) and collection on request.   Collected on request.
Description Incinerable household waste includes waste from the cleaning of buildings and from the cafeterias and restaurants, as well as non-recyclable plastic items.   Mixed construction waste, such as:
  • Lightweight (cellular) concrete
  • Wood untreated with salts or oxides
  • Rubber
  • Metals, including alloys
  • Carpeting
  • P.V.C.
  • Plasterboard
  • Plastics
  • Polystyrene
  • Special glass (tinted, reinforced, etc.)
Quantity Small. Large.   Large.
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Skipe / Container 800l container provided free of skip charge. Skip.   Skip.
Request Request a container via the Service Desk. Request a skip via the Service Desk.
Request emptying or removal via the Service Desk.
  Request a skip via the Service Desk. 
Request emptying or removal via the Service Desk.

 

 

NESPRESSO capsules

 

Paper and cardboard

Collection Regular collections.   Regular collections (containers). Availability of containers for large volumes (with a budget code) and collect on request.
Description Containers for Nespresso coffee capsules are strictly reserved for aluminium capsules. They can be found at Buildings 156 and 904, by the container for glass.  

This category refers ONLY to paper and cardboard (no folders or plastic wallets). The cardboard must be folded before being placed in the container. Waste paper and cardboard includes printed administrative forms, reports, catalogues and packaging (no “Sagex” (expanded polystyrene) or plastic). It is also possible to buy at the CERN Stores a plastic tray with wheels (scem 55.60.03.267.0 managed by the Cleaning service).

Quantity Small.   Small. Large.
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Skip / Container Other.   800l container provided for free. Closed 6.5 m3 skip.
Request No request required, containers located in front of Buildings 156 and 904.   Request a container via the Service Desk.
Request emptying or removal via the Service Desk.
Request a skip via the Service Desk.
Request emptying or removal via the Service Desk.

 

 

PET

 

Printer toner cartridges

Collection Regular collections.   Regular collections.
Description Waste containers for PET (polyethylene terephthalate) products are for all types of recyclable plastic bottle. The PET waste containers are situated near the drinks vending machines on the Swiss and French sites. In addition, an 800l container can be found near Buildings 156 and 904.   Printer toner cartridges must be sent to/left at Building 194, whose staff will ensure that they are sent to a recycling centre.
Quantity Small.   Small.
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Skip / Container Other.   Cartridges taken to Building 194 upon receipt of an EDH transport request.
Request No request required, regular collections only.   ► Request transport to Building 194.

 

 

Rubble, inert waste

 

Scrap metal

Collection Availability of containers (with a budget code) and collection on request.   Regular collections and on request (containers 1m3). Availability of containers for large volumes (with a budget code) and collect on request.
Description Includes the following construction waste:
  • Slate
  • Reinforced and non-reinforced concrete
  • Bricks
  • Tiles
  • Ceramics
  • Mineral wool
  • Mixed minerals following demolition, not containing plaster
  • Breeze blocks
  • Stones
  • Earth and excavated matter
  • Ordinary glass
  Scrap metal includes cast iron or steel parts from discarded or demolished objects (metal frames, old machines, etc.), surplus raw materials, and metal shavings (essentially copper, stainless steel and aluminium). Scrap metal must be sorted; each bin or skip must contain only metals of the same type. For example, one bin for stainless steel, another for aluminium, another for copper, another for steel, another for brass, and another for lead.
Quantity Large.   Small. Large.
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Skip / Container Skip.   1m3 scrap bin provided for free. Skip.
Request Request a skip via the Service Desk.  

Request emptying or removal via the Service Desk.

  Request disposal of a metal container (bac ferraille) on CERN's site
Request emptying or removal via the Service Desk.
Request disposal of a metal skip (benne ferraille) on CERN's site
Request emptying or removal via the Service Desk.

 

 

Scrap wood

 

 

Collection Regular collections. Availability of containers for large volumes (with a budget code).    
Description Scrap wood includes pieces of wood (unreturned delivery pallets not labeled EUR/CFF, SBB/FFS/DB/SNCF, cable drums, packaging, planks, etc.)  and chipboard. Click here for more information.    
Quantity Small/large.    
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Skip / Container Skip.    
Request

Request a skip via the Service Desk. 
Request emptying or removal via the Service Desk.

Request for wooden pallets disposal/collection

   

 

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