• Recycling and waste

    We recycle  71% of our waste at Brookes - including food waste - and are on tract to meet our goal of 75% by 2020. We encourage reduction and re-use first before recycling. See our waste strategy and waste action plan for details.

    To promote more sustainable coffee consumption we offer a 25p discount when you bring your cup and provide special bins to sort at recycle paper cups. Last year we diverted 178,000 cups from the waste stream.

  • FACT: Brookes has donated 4.5 tonnes of used books for reuse to Better World Books since 2015.

    Get involved

    • See A to Z of Waste for details on what to recycle where at Brookes.
    • Save 25p every time you use a reusable cup to buy a hot drink in one of our cafes.
    • Join the Brookes Environmental Forum to post unwanted items for reuse at Brookes, or email sustainability@brookes.ac.uk
    • Donate items to the British Heart Foundation. See charity section of A to Z of Waste.