An image of the greenery on the Edge Hill campus

Edge Hill University has ramped up its recycling operations over the past 12 months as it presses ahead in its bid to lead the way as an eco-friendly campus. 

The University has wasted no opportunity to recycle with zero percent of waste on campus sent to landfill, having instead been recycled or used to generate energy. 

Working closely with its waste contracting supplier, B&M, Edge Hill has taken extra measures to increase its recycling programme and reduce its footprint so that its waste services are carbon neutral.

Dan Bocharnikov, Sustainability Manager at Edge Hill, said: “We’re pleased to have reached some significant milestones in our recycling programme over the past year. Working towards a more sustainable future continues to be a key goal for staff and students and these achievements are an important step forward as we work together to create a future-fit campus.” 

Other recycling highlights include: 

  • On-site glass recycling at 5%, down by 2% 
  • Food waste at 7% down by 2% 
  • Site-segregated recycling increased to 15% 
  • Increased reuse of coffee grounds on and off campus 
  • Food waste awareness competitions created to raise awareness at home 
  • 31 tonnes of food waste processed into liquid fertiliser 
  • 5 tonnes of waste mattresses were wholly recycled 
  • Furniture and fittings repurposed at every opportunity. This includes work with Over2hills, Red Bar & the Business school 

Edge Hill recently released its annual Environmental Sustainability Report (ESR), which features the highlights and progress the University has made in its mission to protect the environment and become more sustainably driven. 

The full report can be found on the sustainability pages of the University website, where more information can be found on events, initiatives and activities taking place on campus and virtually to support the green agenda.