Waste Management

One of the big differences to living in halls is that when you’re in the community it is your responsibility to manage your waste effectively. Managing your waste properly means you can:

  • keep the streets and your community looking clean and tidy
  • support the environment by recycling as much as possible
  • avoid fines and disciplinary action for not keeping on top of your waste
  • keep your shared house or flat clean and tidy without smelly waste building up in your kitchen



Supporting your community and the environment


Step One

Understand the recycling scheme for where you live now. This could be very different to how recycling is managed at your ‘home’ address and in on-campus halls.

It’s not just what you recycle but how you recycle. Items need to be clean, dry and (in most areas) loose.

Students discussing waste management



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Step Two

Make sure you recycle – take a look at our webpage and find out how to recycle properly.



Step Three

What a load of rubbish – at the end of the year you will be moving out of your house and there tends to be a lot of waste generated. Check our specific information on how to manage excess waste at the end of term.

Too big for the bin? Check with your local council about their bulky waste collection services. In Nottingham the bulky waste removal service is free. Dumping waste in your garden or on the street is known as fly-tipping and can incur a hefty fine.

Your landlord or managing agent is responsible for disposing of their waste/furniture appropriately at no cost to tenants. Speak to Students’ Union Advice if you have issues with your landlord or agent.


Step Four

If you want to know more about recycling on and off campus then take a look at the university's #WasteNott campaign or speak to your Students’ Union Environment and Social Justice Officer.