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York Students Given End of Term Clean Up Advice


2:31pm 27th June 2014

York Council is once again teaming up with the British Heart Foundation and students from York’s universities to help tidy up the city and recycle and reuse unwanted household goods.

The council will be running an extra waste collection on 28 June when two collection crews will cover areas of the city with high student populations from the University of York and from York St John University.

Besides this collection, students can also use the Household Waste Recycling Centre in James Street, and are reminded to show their Student Union cards if they are using trailers or hired vehicles so they will not be charged.

Students are also able to donate any unwanted clothes, CDs, DVDs and small electrical items to the British Heart Foundation at the collection banks. The banks are located at:

  • The corner of Kent Street and Barbican Road
  • The corner of Harlington Road and Gordon Street
  • The corner of Garrow Hill Avenue
  • The Jaipur Spice car park, Haxby Road
  • Londis shop, Penlys Grove Street
  • Monk Bar Car Park, Lord Mayor’s Walk.

Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet member for Environmental Services, Planning and Sustainability, said: “It is important that the council and students work together at this time when students are moving out at the end of the academic year to help keep a Smarter York. I also hope that students will donate generously to where possible, to help recycle household goods and give to the British heart Foundation.”

Smarter York aims to help maintain a clean, green and safe environment for York. The initiative encourages and works with residents to create attractive neighbourhoods with a real sense of community and to tackle the things that can spoil our neighbourhoods for example littering or fly-tipping.

For more information please visit www.york.gov.uk/smarteryork or follow @SmarterYork on Twitter.

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