Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Our overriding ambition is to reduce the amount of waste we produce on campus and to ensure that any waste we do generate is dealt with in a sustainable and responsible manner. We have already committed to this in the University's Environmental Policy, which states that we will minimse waste and continue to take positive steps to adopt the waste hierarchy to: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Responsibly Dispose. 

The Waste Hierarchy sets out waste management options in order of their environmental impacts, giving priority to the prevention of waste, while highlighting how we can gain added value from resources through re-use, recycling and recovery. View the Waste Hierarchy  here. 

 For those tricky bits of trash check out our A-Z Waste Guide, or email us for further information. 


Supporting goals 9, 12 and 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals The University's waste procedures are actively working towards achieving Goals 9, 12 and 13 of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals.

Reduce and Reuse

Discover how the University is reducing and reusing its' watse, and what you can do to reduce yours!


The University has a growing number of recycling schemes to cater for multiple types of waste.