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Waste and recycling

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.

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:

  • cardboard
  • paper
  • clean plastic bottles
  • clean tins and cans

The University also has coffee cup recycling pod stations located in Chef Hallam Central, Cutting Edge, 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.

Find out how we manage our impacts

Key documents Planning and management systems
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