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;

  • Plastic lids off single use takeaway cups
  • Yoghurt and cardboard pottles
  • Sandwich packs
  • Sushi containers
  • Cardboard pottles

Find more information about our waste system:

Composting at UC 

Recycling FAQs

Choose the right bin

Free Tables at UC

Personal desk-top containers

Hints for reducing your waste on campus


For more information:

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