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Waste disposal

We have a Total Waste Management contract with Biffa. This ensures that as much waste as possible is recycled and that all waste is disposed of through registered carriers. Biffa segregate waste by using both technology and manual handling.

The University segregates waste internally and stores general waste and recycling centrally on each campus and in student accommodation prior to collection by Biffa.

Contact information:

Biffa Emma Hailes emma.hailes@biffa.co.uk
University of Sunderland Estates & Facilities Helpdesk facilities.helpdesk@sunderland.ac.uk


The below graph shows recycling and general waste figures from student accommodation and also from the various buildings across the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's and City Campus.

Recycling and General Waste Figures

What happens to my recycling?

Recycling is very important to us; we are committed to reducing the waste we produce and recycle where we can. We have improved our recycling facilities over the years and our bins are segregated to collect mixed paper, cans and tins, plastics and general waste. We also offer glass and battery recycling. Materials that can’t be recycled are then sent to an energy from waste (EFW) facility so that electricity and heat can be recovered.  

What can I recycle?

Around our teaching buildings, offices and catering outlets you will see our segregated recycling bins. Please help us improve by recycling as much as you can.

For more general information on recycling, see: www.recyclenow.com/recycling-knowledge

Warp IT

An online portal where you can find or post unwanted resources such as furniture and office equipment to reduce spend, waste and supply chain environmental impacts. Contact your local Warp It Administrator for further information.