Recycling on campus
We’re working with our waste contractor, Veolia, to ensure that all of the waste produced on Campus is recycled, reused or converted into energy and that none of our waste is sent to landfill.
The only items that can’t be recycled are sweet and chocolate wrappers, crisp packets, polystyrene and some takeaway hot drinks cups. If you think carefully about how you dispose of your waste, you can help us increase our recycling rates and further reduce our impact on the environment.
For more tips on recycling, take a look at on our online guide to recycling. If you have any questions about recycling and waste disposal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Recycling in Halls
If you are living in Halls there is a mixed recycling bin in all kitchens with a clear plastic liner.
This is for:
- Plastic cups, bottles, cartons, yoghurt pots etc.
- Drinks cans, food cans, aluminium trays and foil
- Domestic aerosol cans (not hazardous sprays such as insecticides)
- Clean food packaging.
Waste food should be put into the caddies provided in each kitchen. There are also battery recycling boxes and print cartridge recycling boxes in most buildings.
You and your fellow residents, are responsible for taking out the recycling and waste to the waste collection area nearest to your Hall.
Everything else should go in the general waste bin with a black plastic liner including sweet and chocolate wrappers, crisp packets and polystyrene. The Housekeeping team will empty the general waste bin. Starbucks takeaway cups are recyclable. Other takeaway cups used at the College currently are not recyclable and need to go in the general waste bins.
Small actions make a big difference
Recycle and re-use items
Switch off lights when you leave a room
Turn off all electrical items when not in use
Only boil the kettle with the required amount of water
Cover saucepans with lids so the heat is kept in when cooking
Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth. A running tap uses 6 litres of water a minute
Report leaking taps to your Hall Reception as soon as possible.
A dripping tap can waste up to 140 litres a week.