Sustainable Strathclyde Waste & recycling

The University of Strathclyde is committed to minimising waste, and recycling as many materials as possible produced by our activities.


Staff and students should segregate all waste e.g. food waste, paper, plastic bottles, cans, glass, and general non-recyclables. We provide centralised recycling stations throughout the buildings.

Desktop trays

These are available on request for recycling paper in all offices. Please contact: Andrew Baillie, Cleaning services manager:, Tel: 0141 548 4975


The University's cleaning and light duty staff monitor recycling stations on a daily basis. They transfer the contents to external 1100L containers where it's collected by the University waste management contractor Enva.

Staff disposing material directly in the 1100L containers must ensure materials are appropriately segregated and disposed of in clear plastic bags. For mixed recycling no black bags are to be used, and no lose items placed in bins. All recyclables have to be bagged, and cardboard flattened down.

Confidential waste

Many departments have a need for the removal and guaranteed secure destruction of confidential waste materials. This may include examination papers/scripts or personnel records. Please use the shredders installed in certain areas/departments or employ an outside Service Provider.

IT & computer waste

This section provides information on how to correctly dispose of unwanted or broken IT and computer equipment.