We are committed to reducing waste volumes and increasing recycling rates across all our operations. We are a zero waste to landfill university. Any material that cannot be recycled locally is incinerated and returned to our city centre buildings as heat.
Within our Campus Management Climate Action Policy we have a made a commitment to "Continue to embed the waste hierarchy (prevent, reduce, reuse, recycle) across the estate through facilities and services whilst including the encouragement of sustainable behaviour and reducing embedded carbon emissions associated with the disposal of waste."
Based on our 2018/19 baseline year we have set a target to halve our CO2e emissions from waste and recycling by 2030.
How to recycle at SHU
Recycling on campus is easy as we have one green bin for all of recyclable materials. The items that you can recycle in these bins are as follows:
- clean plastic bottles
- clean tins and cans
The University also has coffee cup recycling pod stations located in Chef Hallam Central, Atrium Level 5, The Granary and Adsetts Centre catering outlets where you can recycle single-use coffee cups.
Materials that are not listed above can be disposed of in our grey general waste bins to be incinerated for heat. You can learn more about the energy recovery facility and process here.
Recycling in Sheffield
Visit the Veolia website to find your nearest recycling bank site in Sheffield. For all your waste and recycling services please visit the Sheffield City Council website.