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Reduce how much you need to throw away

Although 90% of UEA’s total waste mass is diverted from landfill, through recycling programmes and energy from waste generation, this all costs the University approximately £260,000 per year.

Producing less waste is a better option than recycling, and much better than disposing to landfill.

Why re-use and recycle?

Disposing of waste to landfill, by incineration, or through chemical disposal routes is more expensive and has a higher environmental cost than the alternatives.

Legislation covers storage and segregation of waste, as well as disposal/removal and recycling. It is therefore vital that we all take responsibility for the waste we produce.

Waste guide: How To...



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WARPit reuse network WARPit reuse network


Furniture and other unwanted items can be exchanged through our free online re-use platform, WARPit.

Avoid procurement and disposal costs by registering, and by encouraging people with purchasing responsibilities for your School or Department to sign up.

Register with WARPit

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Campus Community Campus Community


UEA's Campus Community network (formerly FreeAds) allows staff and students to exchange, buy or sell items.

PLEASE NOTE: This network is for personal items and materials only. Do not use the Campus Community pages to get rid of University assets.

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Bin busy? Bin busy?

Brown/ green caddy for food and compostable materials  Vegetables, fruit, dairy products, egg shells, meat, fish, bones, all cooked and uncooked food items, any compostable material and packaging.

Blue for general waste – general waste which is not hazardous, recyclable or compostable.


Green for recycling Recycle steel/aluminium cans, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, aerosol cans. All office bins are for recycling only.

Black for glass bins are located at external bin stores, the Recycling Zone and West Car Park.

Find out more: Recycling Guide