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Minimising Waste at Swansea University

Minimal Waste is one of the eight key opportunities for Swansea University identified within our Sustainability Strategy 2016-2020.

Our minimising waste target for 2019/20 is to increase our recycling and recovery rate from 63% to 69%, and we need everyone to do their bit to help us get there!

Our students, staff and visitors to the University all have a role to play in minimising the amount of waste we produce. From donating items to the on-campus British Heart Foundation drop-off banks and recycling old stationery, to disposing of chemical waste, there are loads of ways you can help us reach our waste reduction target.

At Swansea University we provide a range of recycling resources across our campuses to ensure everybody on campus disposes of their waste correctly and efficiently. We make sure all our waste is effectively sent for reuse, recycling or appropriate disposal.

A really helpful document you should take the time to read is the Recycling Guide 2019. It offers useful tips about waste and recycling in Swansea.

Within our 'Waste at Swansea' page below, you can read about the recycling and recovery progress we've made so far; and within our 'Legal Requirements' page, you can explore why it's so important for us to carefully manage our waste here at Swansea University. If you'd like to know more about waste and recycling at Halls of Residences and in the local community, click the the expanders below.

If you can’t find what you're looking for on our pages, or have any questions or ideas to support us, please get in touch with the team.

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