Waste and recycling

What can I recycle?

We have recycling bins across our sites. Find out what can and can't be recycled in these bins below. 

  • Empty, clean plastic bottles
  • Office paper
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Envelopes (with or without windows)
  • Clean tins and cans
  • Flattened cardboard
  • Yogurt pots
  • Plastic milk bottles
  • No black bags
  • No shredded paper
  • Crisp packets
  • Snack wrappers
  • Tissues and kitchen roll (clean or dirty)
  • Food 
  • Polystyrene
  • Plastic bags
  • Coffee cups 
  • Drinks cartons (tetra pak and non-tetra pak)
  • Plastic film
  • Tin foil
  • Jiffy bags
  • Laminated paper
  • Shredded paper

Waste Hierarchy

As the University follows the principles of the waste hierarchy, we aim to ensure none of our non-hazardous waste goes to landfill - it is recycled or converted into energy. Veolia Waste Management is our waste collection provider.

Waste hierarchy

Recycling projects