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Mitie Wins Waste Management Contract With University of Leeds

Mitie Wins Waste Management Contract With University of Leeds
31 October 2023

One of the UK’s largest universities has signed a new waste management contract with outsourcer Mitie.

The contract is for an initial two years with the option of up to two further one-year extensions.

This is the first time that the majority of waste management services across the university will be brought together under one contractor.

Mitie will provide waste management services across the university’s central Leeds campus and its other sites in and around the city, supporting the reduction of waste through enhanced recycling and the reuse of resources. The University of Leeds’ Climate Plan includes the ambition to deliver net-zero emissions by 2030, as well as a commitment to reduce single-use plastics. 

Mitie has delivered waste management services at several other educational establishments across the UK, such as Fife College.

Michael Longstaff, Interim Deputy Director, Estates & Facilities at University of Leeds said: “We consistently review our services to ensure they align with the University’s ambitions and contribute to a positive experience for students and staff. I look forward to exploring ways of working with Mitie.”

Michael Taylor, Managing Director at Mitie Waste added: “We’re proud to be bringing our higher education sector expertise to this new partnership with the University of Leeds. We share its commitment to sustainability and look forward to implementing our ‘resource, not waste’ philosophy in reducing food waste, single-use plastics, and enhancing recycling to support the University’s commitment of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030.”

Picture: a photograph of the exterior of the University’s Great Hall. Image Credit: University of Leeds

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 31 October 2023


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