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.

Read more about how to dispose of materials correctly

Read our new waste contract case study


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.


Campus Community

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.