• 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. We also provide free drinking water at all of our catering outlets and other locations throughout our campuses. Bring a refillable water bottle and help reduce the amount of plastic waste generated from single-use water bottles.

  • 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.