Monday, 18 June 2012

Get It Out For Cardiff thank you

Thank you to all those that correctly presented extra waste and recycling for collection over the weekend on Saturday morning as part of the Get It Out For Cardiff campaign. Waste and recycling teams were out collecting and working hard in the torrential rain to help keep the streets clean.

Please ensure that bins and bags are now not left on the pavement and brought back into your property boundary. Cathays, Roath, Gabalfa you have an opportunity to put out recycling and food waste as part of your usual Wednesday collection (20th), please no black bins or bags.

This is followed up by the second opportunity to put out extra waste and recycling this Saturday the 23rd applying the normal routine of presenting your waste no later than 6am on the day and no earlier than 4.30pm the previous day

Get it Out for Cardiff is the Cardiff Council initiative in association with Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan and Glamorgan University which helps students to clear out their rubbish at the end of the academic year. The aim is to re-use and recycle as much of it as possible!

The scheme includes extra recycling and waste collections in Cathays, Roath and Gabalfa over 3 weekends in June. You can put out extra recycling and waste on 3 Saturdays in June - the 16th, 23rd and 30th, applying the normal routine of presenting your waste no later than 6am on the day and no earlier than 4.30pm the previous day.

21 Green Zones have been set up across the city university sites where you can donate clothing, food (tins, packets, jars etc), small electrical items, books, CD’s, DVD’s and kitchen items (plates, mugs, utensils, pans etc) Any food collected will be re-distributed by Fareshare Cymru to relieve food poverty in our communities.

Kitchen items collected will be stored over the summer by our partners Cardiff Self Storage and sold at the start of term at heavily discounted prices with all proceeds going to charity.

In an exciting new partnership, GIOFC has teamed up with the YMCA who will provide re-use banks across Cardiff to collect clothes, shoes, bags, textiles, small electrical items, books, CD’s/DVD’s at the end of term and all year round, a first for GIOFC. The items collected will be used by the YMCA to directly reinvest in projects and services for homeless people at the Cardiff YMCA Housing Association.

The details of where the green zones and YMCA banks can be found on the GIOFC page on

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