New recycling bin on campus

  • 01 February 2022
  • 3 min read

A new waste collection system is being introduced to University buildings over the coming months to help make recycling clearer and simpler. 

Since 2011, the University has increased our recycling rate from 40% to 70%. Our recycling programme saves valuable materials from going to landfill, and any non-recyclable waste is turned into electricity.

Our on-campus bin system is being changed to make it simpler to use and improve our rates further. Over the coming weeks and months you’ll see these new coloured bins and signage in University buildings like offices, teaching buildings, and the sports centres:

  • Recycling bins - lime green lids
  • General waste bins - black lids
  • Food waste bins - dark green lids
New set of bins on campus

The new bins will include options for general waste (black) recycling (lime green) liquid (blue) and food waste (dark green).

A fuller list of what goes in each bin is available here on MyPort.

Where to take hard-to-recycle items on campus

We now also have three specialist recycling points on campus where you can drop off items like stationery, plastic bags, face masks and snack packets: 

  • Ground floor of the Students’ Union building
  • Eldon café
  • Entrance foyer of the Dennis Sciama building

A fuller list of what can be recycled at these points is available here on MyPort, along with other places to take items like clothes, glass and more.

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