Supporting students to keep it clean!

Recycling

Nottingham City Council is working hard over the next few weeks to support students who are leaving the city and to ensure neighbourhoods are kept clean.

Our Neighbourhood Services Teams for the Arboretum and Lenton areas have put in place a full time response crew to help keep our neighbourhoods clean and support student in clearing household waste as they leave the city.

The crew, along with support from Waste Advisors in the area, will be clearing and advising students and landlords on waste related issues such as side waste, waste in front gardens, bins on street (reporting and returning these to front gardens) Crews will be also be clearing waste from main roads and driveways.

Any students leaving the city who find themselves with extra household waste are advised to:

• Take waste to Redfield Road Waste and Recycling Centre in Lenton and other local recycling sites.
• Present waste securely in tied plastic bags next to their green recycling bin on their usual collection day
• Make sure they shred any personal documents or dispose of them at recycling sites.
• Recycle any old furniture or large items by contacting Re-Covered (Student Furniture Repair Social Enterprise) calling 0115 718 0406 or emailing contact@re-covered.org or contacting other furniture collection charities.
• Donating any unwanted food to local food banks
• Book a free bulky waste collection for large items on 9152000 or by visiting www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/bins
Students are also being reminded to use the local textile collection banks provided by the British Heart Foundation at:

• Canning Circus
• Next to the recycling site on the corner of Derby Road and Park Street
• On the corner of garden street and Ilkeston Road
• Next to the bike stand on Midland Way near Dominos
• Dunkirk Community Centre
Cllr Nicola Heaton, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Nottingham City Council, said: “Our teams will be working hard over the next few weeks to ensure our neighbourhoods are kept clean during the student clear outs. We know the majority of students try hard to manage their waste when they leave but where some need more support we are providing further education and advice.
“We have developed a Student Action Plan in conjunction with the Universities and Community Protection which allows us to keep on top of the additional waste generated at this time of year. This also allows partners agencies to speak to landlords and student about the part they have to play in this process.

“The main responsibility should be with the students and landlords as most of the waste is generated by them but in order to keep our city clean and not let this waste blight our neighbourhoods our teams work hard to clean it.

“We will continue to work with the Universities to promote the services we offer to help, such as the FREE bulky waste service, and continue education through our Waste Officers and Community Protection to help students be responsible neighbours.”

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