Plastic and glass bottles being sorted

Dispose of waste responsibly


Recycling on campus

We’re working with our waste contractor, Veolia, to ensure that all of the waste produced on Campus is recycled, reused or converted into energy and that none of our waste is sent to landfill.

The only items that can’t be recycled are sweet and chocolate wrappers, crisp packets, polystyrene and some takeaway hot drinks cups.  If you think carefully about how you dispose of your waste, you can help us increase our recycling rates and further reduce our impact on the environment.

For more tips on recycling, take a look at on our  online guide to recycling. If you have any questions about recycling and waste disposal, please contact

Recycling in Halls

If you are living in Halls there is a mixed recycling bin in all kitchens with a clear plastic liner.

This is for:

  • Paper
  • Card
  • Plastic cups, bottles, cartons, yoghurt pots etc.
  • Drinks cans, food cans, aluminium trays and foil
  • Glass
  • Domestic aerosol cans (not hazardous sprays such as insecticides)
  • Clean food packaging.

Waste food should be put into the caddies provided in each kitchen. There are also battery recycling boxes and print cartridge recycling boxes in most buildings.

You and your fellow residents, are responsible for taking out the recycling and waste to the waste collection area nearest to your Hall.

Everything else should go in the general waste bin with a black plastic liner including sweet and chocolate wrappers, crisp packets and polystyrene. The Housekeeping team will empty the general waste bin. Starbucks takeaway cups are recyclable. Other takeaway cups used at the College currently are not recyclable and need to go in the general waste bins.

Small actions make a big difference

✔ Recycle and re-use items

✔ Switch off lights when you leave a room

✔ Turn off all electrical items when not in use

✔ Only boil the kettle with the required amount of water

✔ Cover saucepans with lids so the heat is kept in when cooking

✔ Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth. A running tap uses 6 litres of water a minute

✔ Report leaking taps to your Hall Reception as soon as possible.

✔ A dripping tap can waste up to 140 litres a week.