The University of Leeds has constantly improved recycling rates through innovative contracts and creative methods of engaging with our staff and student population.  In recent years, a number of initiatives have put us ahead of other institutions including:

  • Reuse@leeds – This is our sector-leading internal re-distribution system.  Launched in 2010, this system has saved the University over £500k.
  • Construction – Originally working with WRAP to halve our waste to landfill by 2012, we now have a sustainable design standard for all our major projects and divert over 95% of all our construction waste from landfill.
  • Communications – Working internally with students from our School of Design, we have designed new and exciting waste communications to disseminate how to recycle on campus.  In 2015, this included the launch of our new recycling guide.  To download it, follow the link below..

If you would like to know more about how we manage our waste, email