General Waste

The University’s extensive segregation system encourages recyclable materials to be separated at point of disposal, the most effective way of gathering good quality material for recycling. All other non-recyclable waste will still go through a process to separate out any recyclables before being sent for incineration.

What goes into the General Waste bins?

The following items cannot currently be recycled and must be disposed of in the General Waste bin:

If you're unsure what bin to use then we advise you use the General Waste bin so not to potentially contaminate the recycling bins.

The following items should not be disposed of in the general waste bin. Recycling stations are available for segregation of these items as described in the A to Z of Recycling.

General Waste Procedure

Staff will not be allocated general waste bins at their desks and are instead encouraged to make use of centralised recycling stations.

General waste bins are located around the campus.

The University’s cleaning staff will monitor central general waste bins on a daily basis. When the bin is full the contents will be taken outside to the 1100L bin for collection by the University’s waste management contractor. These bins are labelled General Waste

The 1100L general waste containers are collected by the University’s waste management contractor daily and transported to a segregation facility. Where possible, recyclable material is separated out through a material recovery process, and leftover non-recyclables are then sent for incineration, generating energy from waste.  

For more information on what happens once the waste leaves 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