Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Our overriding ambition is to reduce the amount of waste we produce on campus and to ensure that any waste we do generate is dealt with in a sustainable and responsible manner. We have already committed to this in the University's Environmental Policy, which states that we will minimse waste and continue to take positive steps to adopt the waste hierarchy to: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Responsibly Dispose. 

The Waste Hierarchy sets out waste management options in order of their environmental impacts, giving priority to the prevention of waste, while highlighting how we can gain added value from resources through re-use, recycling and recovery. View the Waste Hierarchy  here. 

 For those tricky bits of trash check out our A-Z Waste Guide, or email us for further information. 


Supporting goals 9, 12 and 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals The University's waste procedures are actively working towards achieving Goals 9, 12 and 13 of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals.

Reduce and Reuse

Discover how the University is reducing and reusing its' waste, and what you can do to reduce yours!


The University has a growing number of recycling schemes to cater for multiple types of waste. 


Coffee cups

Find out how to dispose of coffee cups correctly


Food waste

Find out how various types of food waste is recycled 


Crisp Packets

Find out how to dispose of crisp packets correctly



Find out more about how you can recycle metal items on campus



Find out how you can recycle plastic items on campus


Paper and cardboard

Find out how you can recycle paper and cardboard on campus



Find out how to recycle glass on campus



Find out more about recycling furniture 


Electrical waste

Find out how to dispose of electrical waste



Find out how you can recycle batteries on campus


Ink Cartridges

Find out how to recycle ink cartridges


Hazardous waste

Find out what is classed as Hazardous waste, and the correct method of disposal.



Find out how to dispose of wood


Clothing and Textiles

Find out how to recycle clothing and textiles