Recycling and Waste Benchmarking Review Highlights Increased
Recycling Opportunities and Cost Reduction
The University of Sheffield has pioneered some solutions within the University
Accommodation sector having established a robust "Zero to Landfill" policy,
developed active food waste solutions across the site and pioneered an excellent
network of console storage areas. The Accommodation Services Team became
aware that it needed to address the escalating costs of removing waste material
from its accommodation villages within the City and needed to consider options to
increase the recycling levels of the facility.
The University engaged the services of Sitemark to benchmark the current
provision and within this process produce some additional solutions that the
University had not considered and also prove the viability of some of the solutions
that the facility had considered.
The Benchmarking Review identified a list of around 30 different strategies and
recommendations that could be implemented and adopted to further embed
recycling into the fabric of the facility. The savings resulting from these additional
approaches exceed 20% of the current budget and would be retained year on year.
Some of these strategies are easy to implement while others require the
engagement with other stakeholders in the organisation but nevertheless are valid
opportunities for the future.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD ACCOMMODATION VILLAGES
The University of Sheffield
accommodation is home to over
5,500 students. There is a mixture of
modern apartment blocks, flats and
houses, providing a range of selfcatered
and catered room types
available including shared, deluxe,
studios and en-suite rooms. The
University boasts a top 3 position in
'The Times Best Universities' for
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