Environmental Services


Welcome to Environmental Services. We are a small team consisting of seven dedicated members of staff based in offices on the first floor of Staff House (next door to Café Aroma).

We provide a diverse range of essential services across main campus, Selly Oak campus, the Medical School and The Shakespeare Institute. The services we provide are on framework agreements with external contractors and in addition to the services detailed below also cover window cleaning, feminine hygiene, roller towels, hand dryers and floor protection mats.

Over the years the Team has focused on managing all waste generated by our community in as sustainable manner as possible seeking to recycle as much as is realistic and viable. Since December 2010 all our general waste has been sent to an Energy from Waste Facility for incineration producing heat and power and we can now consider ourselves a "zero waste to landfill" university.

This progress in our commitment to sustainability through increased recycling earned the University a Highly Commended Green Gown Award for Continuous Improvement. In 2016 we also won the Chartered institute of wastes management (CIWM) ‘Best Recycling Project’ award for our Junkbusters scheme. Back in 2005 our recycling rate was almost zero and this year the rate is over 50% which indicates how far we have come but there is much more to do.

Sustainability: Our journey so far


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