Sustainable Campus

Waste & Recycling

Waste and Recycling

Standing by the principles of reduce, reuse, recycle.

Newcastle University produces a significant amount of waste. From everyday recyclables and food waste, to waste from labs such as glassware and chemicals, and office furniture and electrical equipment.

Managing waste at the University is an exciting challenge! The University is committed to its Sustainable Waste Management policy and the principles of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Each year, we produce around 1800 tonnes of waste at the University. We cannot stop producing all waste, but together everyone can make a significant contribution to reducing and managing our waste in a sustainable manner.

We need everyone’s help!

Find out more

The Sustainability Waste Guide uses an A-Z system so you can easily locate the type of waste you have and identify suitable reuse, recycle or disposal options.

Find out more information about the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and how we dispose of our waste: