Recycling changes and Coffee Cup Composting

UC has made some changes to its recycling system – because, unfortunately, some types of plastic and packaging are no longer being accepted by UC’s end-point recyclers. So read the stickers on the bins before you recycle!

Some examples of items that now go in the red landfill bins:

  • sushi containers
  • plastic lids off single use takeaway cups
  • yoghurt and cardboard pottles
  • sandwich packs
  • cardboard pottles

This will be the new stickers you will see on the bins.





While it is a real shame that less items are being accepted by end-point recyclers, the Sustainability Office keeps trying to lessen the waste that goes to landfill. So on a happier note: the blue bin trial for coffee cup collection is going really well.

As you may know, these cups go to a special offsite composting unit, and last year over 15,000 cups were diverted from landfill and turned into compost. A massive effort! The aim is to divert 250,000+ from landfill if we get this right. So keep putting your coffee cups (no lids) in the blue bins!









Want more information about recycling and waste? Check here

For more information on the Blue Bin composting trial, see here

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