Waste & Recycling

Reducing waste

Our aim is to promote a zero waste culture of ‘rethink, reduce, reuse and recycle’, in order to significantly reduce waste and increase recycling across all areas of the university estate.

The university has invested heavily in waste and recycling facilities which are standardised across the entire university. The bins are always located in pairs (one recycling and one waste bin), making the choice to recycle just as easy as throwing something away.

What can you recycle on campus?

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What can you recycle in your halls of residence?

Visit the halls recycling webpage for full information on recycling in halls.


Batteries can be recycled in special battery recycling bins on all campuses. If you’re unsure where your nearest battery bin is, please ask a caretaker or your halls reception.

Reusable cups: Cut Waste. Cut Carbon. Save Money!

MyCup is the University of Brighton reusable cup scheme, encouraging staff, students and visitors to ditch the disposables!

Here at the University of Brighton our goal is to reduce the number of disposable drinks cups we throw away by 125,000 a year. We want our customers to benefit from using a reusable cup – either by using their own, or buying a reusable Huskup from any of our outlets.

Every time a reusable cup is used it avoids another disposable cup being thrown away and you will avoid being charged an additional 30p- saving resources, reducing waste and saving our customers money!

Unwanted clothing and textiles

Unwanted clothing and textiles is collected across the university through through TRAID collection banks on site. The large green collection banks can be found in the following places:

  • Falmer – by the bin store outside Ringmer House & the Hive
  • Cockcroft – outside the front of the building by the bike racks
  • Mithras House – by the bin store in Mithas House car park, near Mithras Annex
  • Grand Parade – main building bin store
  • Phoenix Halls – in walled bin area by main reception
  • Eastbourne – behind Hillbrow cottage

If you have trouble locating the TRAID bank, please ask the EFM site staff on your campus.

Recycling off campus

Want to know what you can recycle where you live? Check out your local council webpages:

Member of staff looking for info on waste and recycling and Warp-IT? Visit the staff central waste pages.

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