Waste Awareness Week

Waste Awareness Week
Date and time
21 - 25 Mar 2022 (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Various campuses. Please see booking information



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Graphic showing people litter picking, with the text Waste Awareness Week and Monday 21 - Friday 25 March

This year will see our first ever Waste Awareness Week, which will be held on campus to encourage and promote recycling within BCU.

You can learn about how each of our waste streams are processed and recycled, meet with our waste partners to understand how our waste can be turned into a resource and enter quizzes to win prizes such as a wireless Bluetooth speaker. There are also opportunities to get involved with local litter picks as well as observe a Waste Sort and Segregate Session.

Calendar of events

Recycling Quiz

Take our quiz to find out if you know how to recycle right at BCU. You could win a bedside wireless Bluetooth speaker & phone charger!

Take the quiz

By taking part you will also help us to gather useful information about what items are often recycled incorrectly. 

Litter Picks

Come along and help to keep our community tidy! Whether you can spare 10 minutes or 2 hours, your support will be very welcomed. It is also a great opportunity to meet like minded people from all departments and faculties and have a chat while tidying our local surroundings.

City Centre Campus - Monday 21 March, 12:30-2:30pm

Meet at Joseph Priestly Reception

It would be helpful if you register so we know how many people to expect, but you are also welcome to drop in.

City South Campus - Wednesday 23 March, 12:30-2:30pm

Meet at back entrance of Seacole Building, near the bike shelter.

It would be helpful if you register so we know how many people to expect, but you are also welcome to drop in.

Three people around bags of litter that they have helped collect, next to the canal near University Locks

Waste and Recycling Fairs

Come and meet the University’s waste partners! Learn about how our waste produced on campus is processed and often recycled into new products. Take part in a recycling quiz to test your knowledge about what can and can’t be recycled at BCU, with the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes!

Meet our onsite cleaning partner and understand the vital role they play in helping us to recycle at BCU and how you can play your role in supporting us to reuse and recycle more.

Take a look at the reusable items for sale that our catering team can offer and take advantage of the discounted food and drink when purchasing a reusable item!

City South Campus - Tuesday 22 March, 11am-2pm

Seacole atrium, drop-in.

City Centre Campus - Thursday 24 March, 11am-2pm

Curzon atrium, drop-in.

Photo of bins at BCU, for general waste, plastic bottle, cans/tins and food waste

Waste Sort and Segregate Session

City Centre Campus - Friday 25 March, 11am-midday

Meet at Joseph Priestly reception

Observe a mini audit of general waste bins from our buildings to see what could have been recycled. Bring your ideas to the table and chat about ways that we could do more within the University to encourage and promote recycling even further!