Be mindful when moving out

It’s amazing how much you accumulate over a year. Don’t wait until the last minute to start decluttering. One extra bag going to landfill doesn’t sound like much, but if everyone can do their bit to recycle or donate, it adds up to make a huge difference.

Here are some easy things you can do to help your community, as well as making your moving out experience less stressful.

An early trip to the bottle bin

We understand that it can be frustrating that there are no glass recycling collections in Leeds. Trips to the bottle bank aren't always in the forefront of our minds. Don't waste a journey! If you're going somewhere and you know there is a bottle bank on the way, just take what you can with you and drop it off while you're on your way. This makes it less of a chore, and it means that it's not something you're worrying about on your last day. 

Leeds Students - Find your nearest glass bank on the Leeds council website

Nottingham and Bradford Students, glass can be recyled directly in your recycling bins. 

Donating unwanted items to charity

Zero Waste Leeds are aiming to make Leeds a waste free city by 2030. They're currently running a project which focuses on making it easier to make better clothing choices that are good for the planet. 

Take a look on the Zero Waste Leeds Website  to find clothing solutions like clothes swaps, donation points, and alteration/repair shops near you.

Last year the people of Leeds recycled 37% more glass than the year before. Zero Waste Leeds want to build on that success and continue to increase the amount of glass recycled in Leeds. Using recycled glass bottles and jars to make new glass is much more environmentally friendly - less energy is used when new glass products are made with recycled glass, and less CO2 is released. 

A lot of students have electrical appliances that they no longer need when they move house which still work perfectly. Throwing these away is such a waste when they can be donated and redistributed to those who need them but may not be able to afford them new.

To find your local donation points in Leeds, use the Council's interactive map.

Helpful links - Leeds

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Helpful Links - Nottingham

Bradford - Useful Information

  • You can donate unwanted items to Room 101 in the Richmond Building.

  • Keep an eye out on the Union website for updates - University Of Bradford Union

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