First and foremost, our aim must be to reduce the amount of waste we produce at the university. This means reducing packaging, changing shopping habits and generally educating and communicating the methods for reducing our waste.
When it comes to managing the waste we do produce, mixed recycling is collected from the university's sites and separated at a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). In 2011/12 the university produced ... tones of mixed recycling, this accounts to ... percent of the total waste produced at the university.
Recycling varies slightly depending on the campus, but it is captured in communal areas and in offices (blue bins).
What can you recycle?
Download the Separating Waste poster (3.4m pdf)
√ Paper (you can leave staples on the paper)
× Wax coated paper cups
Special recycling points
- Batteries can be recycled in the Cockcroft entrance in Moulsecoomb and Queenwood Library in Eastbourne
- Used ink and toner cartridges can be sent or taken to Cockcroft reception where they will be collected by reprographics and recycled (Please contact your site manager for assistance and further information)
- Mobile phones can be recycled in Queenwood Computer Suite (Eastbourne), Ringmer House reception (Falmer), Main building reception area (Grand Parade) and Cockcroft, Watts & Mithras reception areas (Moulsecoomb)
- Redundant IT and other electrical equipment is recycled by WasteCare in Southern England. Of each electrical item, 98% of the components can be recycled.
Redundant equipment must be checked and collected at specific ground floor points. To dispose of your redundant IT equipment, please contact your site manager. For more information on the process, see the finance handbook (you will need a staff login).
- Unwanted clothing and textiles is collected at Falmer, Cockcroft, Mithras House, Grand Parade, Phoenix Halls and Eastborne. The collections are completed through TRAID collection boxes on site.
There are already compost bins and Green Johannas installed at several sites - and you can use them to put your banana peels in!
- Grand Parade, at north end of the central courtyard, designed by a Sustainable Design MA student
- Cockcroft inner courtyard, at the north-east corner, near reprographics
- Falmer, South-West side of Westlain House, next to the raised beds
- Eastbourne Darley Road allotment site