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The University's Environment & Energy Section have produced a waste & recycling dashboard, which is now available to Tableau users at the University of Cambridge.

Since 2017 the University's main waste contractor Veolia (formerly Mick George Ltd) has weighed each bin it collects from the majority of University sites, and this information has now been adapted into a user-friendly portal which breaks the data down into totals by School, Department, Faculty and site. The data aims to help University staff benchmark the performance of their institution in comparison with with other parts of the University, identify trends in waste generation, as well as examine rates of recycling over time. Waste performance varies significantly across the University, so be sure to visit the portal to see how your institution performs and what you can do to address it!

Accessing the portal

Existing users of Tableau:

New users of Tableau requiring access:

  • Please navigate to the Tableau Server Access page on the Information Hub website: (You will need to login using your raven credentials) 

  • When you click on the link to the form, you will see a University of Cambridge login screen, please enter your and your Raven / UIS password and click Sign in 

  • On the next screen, check that the role Self Service is highlighted in red, then click Submit

  • On the form, select the Viewer option.  You do not need to request any additional project folders. Please read and accept the data protection practices and indicate if you would like to be included on the Tableau server mailing list.


Contact Peter Lumb with any queries on this worksheet, or waste & recycling issues more generally.