Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce How Much You Need to Throw Away
As a university 90% of our total waste mass is diverted from landfill through recycling programmes and energy from waste generation. However, 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.
- 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.
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.
Personal Item Sharing:
Our 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.