Bulky wastes and special collections

Items that are too large to be disposed of in a commercial wheelie bin are classed as bulky waste. Find out how to organise collections with Portering Services.

Furniture

Where possible surplus furniture should be reused within the organisation. Broken items of furniture, however, are recycled.

The Logistics Team will collect small volumes of broken furniture for recycling. Contact central.portering@sheffield.ac.uk to arrange collections.

However, if the furniture you have

  • Is surplus to your requirements and in good condition, or
  • There is significant quantity of furniture for reuse and recycling.

Then you should contact the Project Co-ordinator in Estates Development on 29122, who will assess the items and make the necessary arrangement for their reuse or recovery.

Please do not leave items of unwanted furniture in bin stores, by skips or anywhere else around the campus. It damages the furniture and makes it unusable.

Metal and Wood Recycling

The Recycling Team will collect clean metal drums, wooden pallets, wooden packaging and other wooden items for recycling. Contact waste@sheffield.ac.uk to arrange collections.

Please do not leave items of unwanted furniture in bin stores, by skips or anywhere else around the campus – the Recycling Team will collect the items directly from you – no matter where you are based.

Skips and Clear-outs

For larger volumes of waste Portering Services can provide a skip and can often provide some assistance with the removal of the items, however this must be booked at least seven days in advance. Departments will only be recharged if there is a significant volume of waste to be disposed of.

Please ring the Environment Officer on 29083 to discuss your requirements.