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Hi I have noticed for a while that all of the bins on campus are either 'recycling' or food. I continually see every single day that most people put their rubbish into the recycling bins regardless of weather its recycling or not. This is because there are only 'recycling' bins and food bins and so there is no way for people to dispose of non recycling material, this should be changed. Bins for non recycling material need to be added.

Submitted on Saturday 19th November 2016



thank you for your idea. The University's Open Data website provides an overview of the locations where you can dispose of general waste, mixed recycling and food waste recycling. The University also provide an overview of the items that can be disposed of on the waste and recycling section of their website. If you are interested in discussing how this can be publicised better, we would love you to come along to the Sustainability Zone. The next meeting will be publicised through the Union's website here.

Many thanks,

Cameron Meldrum - VP Democracy & Creative Industries

Friday 25th Nov 2016 2:10pm


  • Forwarded to Vice President Democracy and Creative Industries
    Friday 25th Nov 2016 1:11pm


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  • Thank you for your comment Amy! In David’s absence, I wanted to bring people’s attention to the information provided by the University on their websites. Thank you for clarifying further the University’s policy on this matter, as I am sure students will find this useful.

    Best wishes,

    Cameron Meldrum

    Vice-President Democracy and Creative Industries

    Submitted on Friday 9th December 2016 16:35 by Evie Reilly
  • The answer given by Cameron isn't even correct. All waste that is not food goes in to the 'recycling bin'. An extract from the University's waste and recycling page reads: "Across our offices, teaching and catering spaces we have a two bin recycling scheme. Food caddies for all food waste, tea bags and coffee grounds. Everything else should go in the mixed recycling bin. The mixed recycling is taken to a materials recycling facility (MRF) and sorted and the materials that can’t be recycled will be sent to an energy from waste (EFW) facility so that electricity and heat can be recovered. Batteries should be put in the separate battery recycling bins provided at receptions and glass should be placed straight into the green recycling bins that can be found in the external bin compounds." Find out more here

    I hope this clears things up.

    Submitted on Thursday 8th December 2016 11:10 by Amy Paraskeva