Thursday, 10 May 2012
Get It Out For Cardiff Green Zones
YMCA (clothes/shoes/bags/textiles/electrical items/media/CD’s/DVD’s/books)
Food (tins, packets, jars, not fresh) for FareShare
Kitchen equipment (plates, mugs, utensils, pots and pans) for storage and re-sale at the start of term with proceeds to charity
The Green Zones compliment our YMCA re-use banks.
So when you clear out, donate it. End of term charity collection, when you clear out donate reusable goods to charity.
Green Zone collection points are located in Laundry rooms/Reception in halls of residences and Cardiff Student Union. Please sort items into the relevant charity bins.
14 YMCA re-use banks are located across the city to compliment these Green Zones
Campaign information including pin point google maps of the locations of the Green Zones and YMCA banks can be founds via:
The banks are located around Cardiff University, Cardiff Students Union, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Liberty Living and Victoria Halls across Cardiff. The first collection saw the YMCA pick up 53 6kg bags of re-usable items so approximately a third of a ton has been donated and saved from landfill already.
Each year at the end of term Green Zones are installed across halls of residences and unions to collect re-usable items for charity. Last year the scheme to collect re-usable items that previously would’ve been destined for landfill was a resounding success with over nine tonnes of items collected.
Get It Out For Cardiff is a Keep Cardiff Tidy partnership. The re-use campaign is lead by the cities Student Liaison Officer, Kieran McCann and Lucy Prisk from waste management. Kieran said:
“We are always looking at inventive ways to increase the scope of re-use so I’m delighted the YMCA has come on board with the partnership. This allows us to develop the scheme year round, increase re-use, continue to divert items away from landfill and benefit charities and the local community. This really showcases ongoing partnership commitments to civic pride and dedications to recycling”
Andrew Jenkins, YMCA manager said:
“We are thrilled to be involved and come on board with such an innovative scheme. “With the funds from donations we will develop more training placements on the YMCA Volunteer Scheme and invest in projects and services for homeless people at the Cardiff YMCA Housing Association. Our sincere thanks to Kieran, Lucy and the team for pulling this together”