As part of the ongoing programme to reduce the amount of general waste that the University of Lincoln generates new mixed recycling bins have been purchased for the Atrium area in the Minerva Building.
The new bins can take plastic bottles, cans, paper and cardboard. The items collected in the bins are taken to a sorting facility and separated into the various waste streams for recycling.
During term time the University generates around 50 tonnes of general waste each month. The waste is taken to a materials recovery facility, where items that can be recycled are removed from the waste. Any items that are unsuitable for recycling are processed into Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). By using these waste treatment methods the amount of waste that is sent to landfill is minimised.
As part of the plans to upgrade the external litter bins at the University new multi compartment bins will be introduced in the coming months. These bins have sections for general waste, mixed recyclables and glass.