The University caretakers are responsible for: assisting with rubbish removal, confidential waste, white paper/ cardboard and the effectiveness of the University's Waste Management Scheme; recycling; moving furniture and packed articles around the University; and replacing light bulbs. They do not pack books, computers or other belongings. The moving of furniture and large items around the campus should be booked in advance as tasks are prioritised as they arrive, to suit arranged schedules.

                 Waste Management Plan (PDF 14KB)          

To arrange assistance please email:

For urgent requests, please phone: 12880 and ask for the relevant caretakers.

  • North Ridge - Law and Commerce, Social Science South and North, Humanities, Registry, Yunggorendi, Student Centre and Health Science's Lecture Theatre Complex (HSLTC)
  • South Ridge - Education, Engineering, IS&T, Earth Sciences, Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences.
  • Sturt - All Sturt buildings and ASMS.
  • Mobile 4 Truck - Library, Student Units, Child Care Centre, Sports Centre and Mark Oliphant Building

The University employs contractors to clean offices and common areas. Special requests or complaints can be made through faculty offices or by emailing:

For further information, including cleaning times and procedures, please


 What goes where?
Flinders University is GREEN!

Help us to recycle by

separating your waste.


 What goes in the Organic Waste Bin?


Teabags, coffee grounds

Plants, herbs

Food scraps

Fruit & Vegetables

Dairy products 


What goes in the Dry Waste Bin


  • Everything else that isn’t organic waste






Any questions you have about the recycling and waste initiative can be referred to:
Deane Gurney on 8201 2120