Waste Management and Minimisation
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
Recycling helps to reuse materials and divert items from landfill. However, it's not a perfect solution! Find out more about recycling at UC here.
Composting rocks! Composting is the process of returning materials to the earth. Learn about how you can do your bit to improve soil health by composting on campus here.
It's important you put your stuff in the right bin. When the wrong items get mixed in together, there's a chance the entire bin might be sent to landfill. Do your bit by sorting your waste, in the first place!
Free Tables help keep things out of landfill, and give items a new life. Learn more and find free stuff here!
Learn how UC Staff can use their personal desk-top containers to divert waste to landfill.
Attend campus waste minimisation workshops and events or volunteer to support the Sustainability Office reduce waste on campus. Learn how to get involved with us here.
Our Reuse Library is here to help you, your team, or your student club reduce waste at your next event! Get in touch with us today to borrow our handy library packed with reusable mugs, plates, bowls and cleaning supplies.
For more information on our waste system
- See the latest 2021 UC Waste Audit
- Download a copy of our most recent waste poster: UC's Waste Hierarchy
- See UC's Waste Plan 2022 - 2030
For any queries about these changes, please contact Sustainability Office.