Minimise waste

22 September 2023

All UC staff and students can help minimise waste by sorting rubbish correctly. Learn more about how to minimise waste on campus and beyond.


All staff and students can make a difference by sorting their waste correctly to minimise the contamination of our waste streams.

Recycling is a waste stream that is often highly contaminated. If recycling is contaminated, it could go to landfill at a high cost to UC and the environment. Examples of items that must be put in the red landfill bins include;

  • Lids from plastic, glass or milk bottles
  • Yoghurt pottles
  • Sandwich packs
  • Sushi containers
  • Soft plastic packaging, like chip bags and muesli wrappers
For more information on our waste system

UC Waste Audit Results 2021

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UC Waste Hierarchy

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UC Waste Plan 2022-2030

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For any queries about these changes, please contact Sustainability Office.

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