Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Know your recycling

Find out what can go in our bins, and how recycling works at the University.



Did you know?

If you’re not sure where to put something, search this page to find out quickly.

Our standard recycling bins are never more than about 10 steps away in any University building. 

Paper recycling symbol


only in places with lots of waste paper

  • all paper
  • newspapers
  • cardboard boxes
Dry recycling symbol

Dry recycling

  • clean plastic
  • plastic bags
  • rinsed pots
  • clean tin foil
  • all paper
  • newspapers
  • cardboard boxes
Food waste symbol


currently only in cafés

  • food
  • leftovers
  • Vegware
Other waste symbol

Other waste


  • coffee cups
  • crisp packets
  • wrappers
  • polystyrene
  • takeaway boxes



Taking things further


Work with your friends and colleagues to reduce food waste.

You can organise fridge checks, share food and order less catering. Discuss your options for food waste recycling by contacting the Waste team.

Contact the Waste team