City, University of London
City, University of London's Challenge
Founded in 1852, City University London is a leading international institute and one top-ranked universities in the People and Planet University league.
City University London wanted to reduce the amount of recycling lost in General Waste and boost their recycling rate. They also needed a flexible collection schedule that could be scaled up during busy term times, which sees an influx of students creating more waste like food coffee cups, and packaging.
First Mile's Solution
We carried out an initial waste audit which resulted in the launch of internal collections for coffee cups, lids and liquid during term time, which significantly increased their recycle rate. Their dedicated account manager also held multiple recycling workshops for students during welcome week to enhance their student's knowledge of recycling practices.
Results in the last 12 months
11 First Mile services
We collected City University's waste through 11 different First Mile streams including Food, Glass, Coffee Cups, Batteries, Clothes and Stationary.
626t Mixed Recycling
From the waste collected at City University, 626 tonnes was Mixed Recycling
Their recycling efforts in 2023 have saved 798 tonnes of carbon.