How we manage our waste

As a large organisation it is perhaps not surprising that one of the University’s biggest environmental impacts is the generation and management of waste. Reducing our waste and recycling the waste we do produce reduces landfill, combats climate change and conserves limited resources.

We have made a commitment in our Environmental Policy to reduce, by an annual target, the amount of waste we produce and increase the percentage of waste that is reused and recycled.

We have also set a target to stream a minimum of 60% of materials for recycling at source and to recover a further 90% from the general waste using a materials recovery facility (MRF) by July 2015.

From these webpages you can find out how waste is managed on campus, access the University’s polices and procedures and find information relating to the University’s recycling rates.