Waste management in a university campus


  • Ibrahim Uyanik Erciyes University
  • Oktay Özkan Erciyes University
  • Hamdi Mihçiokur Erciyes University




In this study, we discussed how can be the management hierarchy and management process in a university campus. Erciyes University is in the middle of the Anatolia Region that has about 60.000 population. The university has faculty /institutional administrations and hospital-related buildings and research centers. It has an area of about 20 m2 for each person on the campus. The university is responsible in terms of legislative directives that are in operation. The waste directive is published by the university in 2017 that shares the responsibilities and distributes the tasks for each unit on the university campus. In Turkey, zero waste projects and zero waste legislation are also in operation by 2019. The importance of waste management strategy is important for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that is published by the United Nations and put in consideration of Times Higher Education (THE) which is one of the most confidential ranking systems for universities. There is also, environmental assessment system for university campuses, the Green-Metric. One of the grading subjects of the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) in Turkey is the zero waste strategy on the campus. Therefore, the operation of a zero-waste strategy gains importance.



How to Cite

I. Uyanik, O. Özkan, and H. Mihçiokur, “Waste management in a university campus”, Sustainable Engineering and Innovation, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 49-53, Mar. 2021.