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
Borrow our Reuse Library

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

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