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1 Waste minimisation EAUC-Scotland Campus Sustainability Programme 19 th October 2006

2 Outcomes for morning session  Waste-related legislation and policy  Waste minimisation systems  Templates or other material  Problem areas  Types of waste generated  Improve waste management practice  Further information and support

3 Agenda for the day  Feedback from CaSPr sustainability review  Legal requirements  Case studies  Group work – waste management  Coffee (11am)  Group work – waste minimisation  Strategic partners’ presentations  Next steps  Lunch (1-2pm)  Special waste classification system  Coffee (3pm)  Duty of Care

4 Sustainability review Scottish FHE Sector

5 Background - Policy  Sustainable Development Strategy  National Waste Strategy  National Waste Plan  Local Area Waste Plans  Scottish Ministers’ Letters of Guidance Jan’05 Delivery of sustainable 21st century buildings; Recognising the principles of sustainable development including biodiversity in capital project delivery; and Contributing to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.  Other legal/policy requirements

6 Background - FHE Baseline review IssueNumber of institutions Waste policy2 (1 college/1 university) Waste audit5 (4 college/1 university) Waste working group4 (3 college/1 university) Recycling data available2 (2 universities – different to above) Composting data available1 (college) Landfill tax data available1 (university) Others have this data but find it difficult to access

7 Background – future practice National Waste Strategy, Progress report, SEPA, 2002

8 Waste legislation SEPA

9 Case studies Prevent Reduce Re-use Recycle

10 Institutions providing case studies

11 Waste production Size of institution (staff/students) Indicative waste (tonnes) EAUC Waste management guide

12 Types of waste Recycling – typical waste compositions for different Universities EAUC Waste management guide 1 EAUC Practical guide to waste management; 2 Waste Management Invitation to Tender; 3 Waste Management Briefing; 4 University of Northumbria Dissertation; 5 Per Comms Iain Patton

13 Composting Elmwood College

14 Composting – Elmwood College (1) Background  185 staff, 4500 students  Cupar, Fife  Rural College  Land based education  ISO14001 Environmental Management System  Initial Environmental Review

15 Composting – Elmwood College (2) Achievements  Composting for 15 years  Reduced waste to landfill by 8 skips per year  Saved £800/year on uplift and disposal (~£100/skip)  Less compost purchased  Changed behaviour

16 Composting – Elmwood College (3) Who was involved Horticulture, Green-keeping, Golf Course Management ISO14001 Coordinator Equipment needed Storage bays, Windrowing area, Wood chipper Wessex (£8,500), Tractor with front loader and trailer Legalities Waste Management Licensing Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004

17 Composting – Elmwood College (4) What was done  Developed procedure  Training given  Integrated procedure into teaching

18 Composting – Elmwood College (5) Waste material from ground maintenance Taken to storage bays Material segregated Grass and other cuttings Inert waste Wood Chipped Compost heaps Landscaping Compost and mulch Footpaths and mulch

19 Composting – Elmwood College (6)

20 Composting – Elmwood College (7) Things to consider oCapital costs / operational costs oVisual impact oOdour ‘…the solutions to environmental problems doesn’t always need to be sophisticated, labour intensive or expensive…’

21 Discussion  Examples in other institutions  Problems experienced  Difficulties expected

22 Creative Waste Exchange University of Aberdeen

23 Creative Waste Exchange – Aberdeen (1) Background  students  City University  Science and Arts Achievements  6 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill in the first year  46 tonnes diverted by the Creative Waste Exchange in their first year

24 Creative Waste Exchange – Aberdeen (2) Who was involved Waste and Environment Manager, Technical Resource Officers, Project Managers Requirements Membership with the Creative Waste Exchange (£30/year) Legalities Duty of care transfer notes

25 Creative waste exchange – Aberdeen () What was done  Relationship established with Creative Waste Exchange  Joined Creative Waste Exchange Steering Group  Informed University staff of procedures Materials  Desks  Lockers  Stools  Office Chairs  Stationary  Christmas cards  Tyres  Wooden pallets

26 Creative Waste Exchange – Aberdeen (3) Community members Organisations

27 Creative Waste Exchange – Aberdeen (4) Things to consider  Encourage project managers and staff to notify the Waste and Environment Manager in plenty of time to arrange uplifts  Communication  Interim Storage ‘…it would be great if we could find an outlet to store even more furniture…’

28 Discussion  Examples in other institutions  Problems experienced  Difficulties expected

29 Recycling Scheme University of St Andrews

30 Recycling – St Andrews (1) Background  population of St Andrews  6808 students, 1804 staff  2002 Initial Environmental Review  2003 Environment Strategy and management programme  2004 Recycling Scheme

31 Recycling – St Andrews (2)

32 Recycling – St Andrews (3) Achievements  Recycled 22% (314t) of its general waste, 78% (1137t) went to landfill (2005/2006)  Reduced expected costs by around £100K per year  Culture change  Established strong working relationship with Local Authority  Raised profile of Estates 2004/2005 % recycled in Scotland (inc compost) = 21% 2004/2005 % recycled in Fife (inc compost) = 29.7% 2006 Target for National Waste Strategy = 25% of Municipal Solid Waste

33 Recycling – St Andrews (4) PaperCardMattressesLampsFurnitureITFridgesPlasticCans 58%34%2%1% 182 TONNES

34 Commitment Responsibilities and partnerships Audit of receptacles and uplifts Develop implementation programme Recycling Implementation Recycling Review (Phase 1/2/3) Report (Phase 1/2) Handover to support services and grounds Rationalisation Revise implementation programme Phase 3 – final report Waste group Fife Council Waste group Fife Council SWAG Glasdon Court Management Group Considered 1. Budget framework 2. Subcontracting Fife Council What was done…

35 Recycling – St Andrews (6) External Bin Rationalisation  Identified existing bins (240/1100/1280)  Opportunities to share bins  Removal of bins  Downsized bins  New bins

36 Recycling – St Andrews (7) Internal Staff facilities  Central Collection Points – didn’t work  Staff Paper Bins – one each  General Waste bins - removed  Placed plastic and can bins - social areas  Glass bins - outside

37 Recycling – St Andrews (8) Student Halls  bag for paper recycling – didn’t work  a bin for paper recycling  Glass, plastic and can bins placed in canteen areas  Students placed bin outside for collection  Cleaners collected and placed in external bins for uplift by Grounds /Local authority Student Flats  plastic box (plastic, glass, cans) and plastic bag (paper)  external recycling points with the LA for public use  Students take material to external recycling points

38 Recycling – St Andrews (9)  Recycling operatives  Van  Bins (Glasdon)  Bags  External storage areas  Internal storage areas  Shipping container  Skips  Laminator  Covered skips  Marketing information  Procedures  Uplift route and days  Training  Trip to paper mill  Maps  Posters  Post it notes  Risk assessments  Excel  …enthusiasm…! Requirements

39 Recycling – St Andrews (10) Legalities  Health and Safety  Manual Handling  Duty of Care  Waste management licensing Who was involved  Environment Task Group  Waste Working group  Estates working group  Grounds  Estates  Support Services

40 Recycling – St Andrews (11) Things to consider  Legal requirements  Carrots and sticks  Budget framework  Integrated approach  Ownership and responsibilities  Back up plans and ideas  Partnership working (internal and external)  Communication processes  Flexibility  How to provide support

41 Recycling – St Andrews (12) I contain recyclable materials. Please place them in the facilities provided so that I can be emptied. Thank you University of St Andrews Environment Strategy …post it notes…

42 Other Institutions The University of St Andrews has diverted 4 tonnes of furniture from landfill be setting up an internal web-based exchange service Moray College are investigating the potential for large-scale in-vessel composting to reduce the amount of compostable material disposed of to landfill and provide them with compost to use around the college. Strathclyde University currently recycle Cardboard, Paper, Glass, IT equipment, White goods. They are in the process of appointing external contractor to undertake an audit of waste and recycling routes What other examples are out there?

43 Discussion  Examples in other institutions  Problems experienced  Difficulties expected

44 Group Work Waste management Waste minimisation

45 Influencing change Waste minimisation

46 Strategic partners SEPA, SWAG, Envirowise, SISP

47 Next steps FHE sector

48 Next steps (1) CaSPr  Case studies  Examples of templates and documents  Sustainability baseline review  Topic support networks  Partner meeting

49 Next steps (2)  Refer to EAUC waste management guide (www.eaucwasteguide.org.uk)www.eaucwasteguide.org.uk  Identify responsibilities for waste within institution  Establish costs and consumption levels for waste  Establish any waste minimisation projects being undertaken  Contact CaSPr Programme managers for advice or strategic partners  Participate in the Sustainability Baseline Review  Sign up for future CaSPr events

50 CaSPr workshops in 2006 TitleDate/VenueIntended Audience Launch of Baseline Review Improving the sustainability performance of institutions 17 November University of St Andrews, St Andrews Principal CaSPr representatives Estates management other management Sustainable construction Building a smart, successful institution 8 December Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh Senior management (finance, procurement) Estates management

51 Lunch

52 Special waste classification system University of Glasgow

53 Duty of Care University of Glasgow


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