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Requests for Information

SWMCOL’s Research & Information Centre has a growing collection of educational material that focuses primarily on waste management and recycling issues.

The Centre caters primarily to the needs of management and staff but is also open to students and members of the public. Students requiring information may phone or email requests; however, it is recommended that an appointment is made prior to visiting.

The guidelines for accessing information are as follows:

  • Visitors to the Centre are required to complete our Request for Research & Information Form that includes the details listed above.
  • In addition to the Request Form, students and members of the public must provide the following:
  • An endorsement letter from the educational institution / organization OR
  • A detailed email that includes:
  1. The name of the educational institution
  2. Title of programme of study and level
  3. Title of project
  4. Details of specific information required
  • Visitors to the Centre will be allowed access only to the material specified by the Information Centre’s staff. Referral to other libraries and institutions may be suggested if the information sought is not available at SWMCOL.
  • Visitors to the Centre are not allowed to remove or borrow documents, but able only to view items approved and supplied by the Centre’s staff.
  • Visitors to the Centre will be held liable for the replacement or reimbursement to SWMCOL of any documents or property damaged or destroyed while in their use.
  • Photocopies of research material can be provided for a nominal fee payable in cash.

 Items Recycled Locally

There are over thirty organizations in Trinidad & Tobago that are receiving and processing many types of recyclable waste. For information on recycling any of the 22 items listed below, please fill out and submit our Request for Information online form.

1 Aerosol Cans
2 Aluminium Cans
3 Cardboard
4 Carnival Costumes
5 Composting
6 Cooking Oil
7 eWaste
8 Fluorescent Tubes
9 Glass Bottles
10 Ink & Toner Cartridges
11 Lead Acid Batteries
12 LED Lightbulbs
13 Mixed Plastics
14 Newspapers
15 Non-Aluminium Cans
16 Office Paper
17 Oily Waste
18 Phone Directories
19 Plastic Beverage Bottles
20 Polystyrene Packaging
21 Scrap Metals
22 Tetra-Pak Containers


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