Waste to landfill

You can put items that cannot be recycled or reused into the red landfill bins around campus.

landfill waste poster

What to put in

  • Paper towel, tissues and serviettes
  • Soft plastics including plastic packets, bags, wrap and wrappers
  • Bioplastics including Biopak packaging
  • Disposable cups, including all take-away coffee cups
  • Cutlery, chopsticks and straws including those made from plastic and bamboo
  • Food waste where an organics bin is not available

What to leave out

Mini-bin system

Please note there will no longer be any Mini-Bins provided for new staff as we transition to the bin stations above. Any staff who have the old Mini-Bin system can continue using it but making sure to empty waste themselves at bin stations where applicable.

Where do we send our rubbish?

Rubbish in the red bins gets sent to be buried in landfill. The University is on track to reduce its contribution of waste to landfill to 10kg per person by 2025. To find out more about the university’s waste targets, visit our Sustainability Plan 2030.

Auditing our waste

The University conducts regular waste audits to better understand how we can enhance our waste collection streams. Read the key findings of our latest waste audit to understand more about types of waste produced at the University.

View waste audit results