Guidance for

How to better understand your waste and recycling

Within your site areas most likely to generate waste may include:

  • Canteens and kitchens - food and packaging waste;

  • Staff rooms - paper and packaging waste;

  • General Offices – paper;

  • Classrooms and workspaces – paper and food waste and

  • External grounds such as school playgrounds, the college or university campuses - food waste and packaging.

Educational establishments may also generate types of hazardous waste, such as paints, oils or chemicals that require a specialised waste collection service.