All metal and aluminium cans are segregated and disposed of in recycling bins labeled "Cans".

What Can I Recycle?

The following items can be disposed of in the Cans Recycling bin:

The following items cannot be disposed of in the Cans Recycling bins:

Wash - Before disposing of your unwanted cans please make sure that they are empty and do not contain any food or liquid residues. 


Recycling Procedure

Can recycling bins are located in central locations throughout the campus. These bins are lined with clear plastic bags so the contents can be visually inspected.

The University's cleaning and light duty staff will monitor the can recycling bins on a daily basis. When the bin is full the contents will be taken outside to the 1100L green bin for collection by the University’s waste management contractor. These bins are labelled Dry Mixed Recycling

External 1100L recycling containers are collected daily by the University's waste management contractor who will compress and bale the material before dispatching them to a scrap metal merchant. 

For more information on what happens once the metals leave the University please visit the What Happens to Our Waste? webpage.   

Contact Details

Sustainability Team

Estates: 0141 548 2164

Staff Team Role Expertise
Roddy Yarr Assistant Director (Sustainability) Environmental Strategy
David Charles Energy Engineer Utilities, Carbon mgmt, Travel
Neil McBeth Active Travel Co-ordinator Cycling
Rabbab Oun Sustainable Labs Co-ordinator S-Labs
Cameron Mackay Environmental Projects Assistant Engagement, Garden






If you have any questions, comments or any issues with the cleaning service please contact:

Mark Lindsay, Contracts Surveyor
Tel: 0141 548 2112



If you require additional bins, desktop boxes or recycling sacks please contact:

Andrew Baillie, Cleaning Services Manager
Tel: 0141 548 4975