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FCC Environment enrols for three year university contract

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FCC Environment enrols for three year university contract


The University of Cumbria is one of Britain’s newest universities, but has a history of educating professionals going back over 150 years. It was formed in 2007 from the Cumbria Institute of the Arts, St Martin’s College and the Cumbrian campus of the University of Central Lancashire.

It has grown significantly during the years and is now spread across eight sites. This growth led to the requirement to restructure its recycling and waste collection operations at its main campus sites in Carlisle, Lancaster and Ambleside.

Cumbria University recycling

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Recycling on the go

In developing a service which met the needs of the University, FCC Environment identified a two-bin solution which would enable recycling on the go at the campus sites which are home to 8,000 students. By providing separate bins for general waste and mixed recyclable materials like glass, plastic and paper, FCC Environment has provided a system which will enable the University to meet its stretching sustainability objectives. In addition, streamlining the recycling operations into a single contract with a single party will deliver significant cost savings to the University meaning money can be diverted back into learning and student facilities.

Moving towards zero waste

The medium-term objective of the University is to achieve zero waste to landfill, a goal that FCC Environment is helping it to achieve.

"Working in partnership with the University we have been able to provide a collection and disposal solution which will help it reach its sustainability targets. We are proud to be working with the University and the successful delivery of the contract will further underscore our commitment to providing the very best recycling services to the Cumbria region"

Carl Damer, regional sales manager at FCC Environment


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