The University has a legal duty of care to ensure it manages its waste in accordance with the Waste Framework Directive, all relevant waste legislation and within the remit of the Waste Hierarchy.

The university must ensure it;

  • Prevents any contravention of its waste by any other person
  • Prevent the escape of its waste
  • Transfers its waste to an authorised person
  • Provide a written description of the waste it has disposed of

To ensure compliance the University has appointed a waste management contractor to provide a range waste management services across the University's campuses. Therefore, Faculties and Departments should not use any other contractors to dispose of their waste, and must consult the Sustainability Delivery Team at for guidance.

We have developed a series of Waste Guidance Notes to assist you identify the correct way to dispose of a range of waste streams. Please contact if you are looking to dispose of an item not listed below.

*Further waste streams will be added to the list below.

UWTSD EP05-01 General Waste.pdf
UWTSD EP05-02 Dry Mixed Recycling.pdf
UWTSD EP05-03 Skip Management.pdf
UWTSD EP05-04 Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment (WEEE).pdf
UWTSD EP05-05 Fluorescent Tubes.pdf
UWTSD EP05-06 Batteries.pdf
UWTSD EP05-07 Tonner-Ink Cartridges.pdf
UWTSD EP05-08 Chemical Waste.pdf
UWTSD EP05-09 Aerosols.pdf
UWTSD EP05-10 Plasterboard.pdf
UWTSD EP05-11 Used cooking oil.pdf
UWTSD EP05-12 Oil and Oily Rags.pdf
UWTSD EP05-13 Mattresses.pdf
UWTSD EP05-14 Wood.pdf
UWTSD EP05-15 Metal.pdf
UWTSD EP05-16 Confidential Waste v2.pdf

Useful Documents

What constitutes as Confidential Waste and What Records need to be Retained.pdf
UWTSD Skip Order Form.pdf
UWTSD WEEE store inventory form.docx
01 UWTSD WEEE Disposal_Request_Form.xlsx
EOS Solutions - Duty of Care Controlled Waste Transfer Note.pdf
EOS Solutions - Shipment Label.pdf
DEFRA - Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice (Mach 2016).pdf