Waste and recycling

The School has a ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ policy:   This is achieved by working together to follow the ‘waste hierarchy’ – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. 

 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle graphic


Everyone is responsible for separating their own waste into the correct bin. Individual desk bins will not be emptied by the cleaners. 

Bin clusters are located around campus, in shared areas in halls of residence, and kitchen areas in offices. See below:

Bin usage diagram

If in doubt, put it in the mixed recycling.

For more information on waste and recycling at LSE, visit  the LSE Sustainability webpages.

To report any issues with waste collection, please contact the Facilities Helpdesk on ext 2444, or complete a service request form

Special Recycling

There are points on campus to recycle batteries, mobile phones, CDs and DVDs, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and stamps.  See locations on the campus map below, or contact the Sustainability Team for more information.  Please contact LSE Porters to arrange collection of toner, laserjet and inket cartridges by emailing: estates.porters@lse.ac.uk 


Personal items for reuse should be taken to charities of your choice and not disposed of on campus, with the exception of textiles and shoes.

Donate your unwanted clothing and shoes to charity by using the textile bin in the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (1st floor).

LSE runs a charity book donation scheme.  To give books please arrange collection by contacting LSE Porters, email estates.porters@lse.ac.uk  

Halls of Residence
All LSE-managed halls of residence have collection points for unwanted reusable items, known as ‘Relove’ points.

'Reloved’ items are donated to charity.  Accepted items are clothes, shoes and bedding (not duvets), books and stationery, kitchen equipment (cutlery accepted but no sharps), furniture, toiletries and cleaning products.

Get involved in Sustainable LSE

We are looking for students who want to gain practical experience in sustainability and in doing so assist the School to improve its environmental performance.

Get involved with:

  • Roof gardening (Shaw Library roof terrace)
  • Beekeeping
  • Green Impact, a scheme to help staff take practical action to green up their offices
  • Propose changes or new sustainable projects for the team to consider
  • Visit the LSE Sustainability webpages to find out more.
  • Follow us on Twitter: @SustainableLSE
  • Find us on Facebook: Sustainable LSE

 Waste map