Recycling and Waste Disposal
Recycling and Waste Management
Reducing our waste, and recycling the waste we do produce, is a great way to reduce landfill, combat climate change and conserve limited resources. A combination of University recycling schemes and sending our general waste for further separation mean that over 82% of the university’s waste was recycled or recovered 2009/10. Click this link to find out more.
What happens to my general waste?
Many staff and students worry about what happens to the plastic bottles, cans, teabags that are put into general waste bins. Will it all be sent to landfill? The great news about our general waste is- We’re Sorting It!
In fact, thanks to fact that we now send it to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), over 81% of University general waste is separated for reuse, recycling or recovery.
Find out how by clicking this link: Waste - We’re Sorting It!
Recycling schemes across the university, streaming out items from printer cartridges to paper, have been a great success. In 2009/10, 442.45 tonnes of waste were streamed for recycling here on campus. Click this link to find out more - including how to ask for paper recycling bins.
From these web pages you can also access corporate procedures and guidance on waste disposal and recycling. Biological waste, Confidential waste, WEEE and tube lamps, Fisher packaging, batteries and printer toner cartridges are among the waste streams covered by separate recycling and disposal schemes.