Thursday, 16 May 2013

Get it out for Cardiff is back!

Get It Out For Cardiff, the annual end of term recycling, waste and charity collection, is here once again to ensure that moving out of student accommodation at the end of term is stress-free and leaves our communities clean and tidy.

The scheme includes a re-use and charity collection of unwanted items, so when you clear out, donate it. Why heave all that un-wanted stuff home – donate it to charity!

18 Green Zones are set up in halls of residences and Student Unions across the city where you can donate clothing, food (unopened tins, packets, jars etc), small electrical items, books, CD’s, DVD’s and kitchen items (plates, mugs, utensils, pans etc).

14 YMCA re-use banks are in place all year round to collect clothes, shoes, bags, textiles, small electrical items, books, CD’s/DVD’s.

To find your nearest Green Zone and YMCA bank click here.

Tenants are encouraged to put out their general waste for collection on 29th May, 12th June and 26th June. Recycling and food waste will be collected every Wednesday as normal. Please put recycling and waste on the pavement before 6am on the day of the collection.

A number of charities benefit from the scheme. Food is being collected for FareShare Cymru - supporting communities to relieve food poverty.

Clothing, electrical items, media and bric-a-brac are being collected for the YMCA to directly reinvest in projects and services for homeless people at the Cardiff YMCA Housing Association whilst kitchen items will be stored over the summer by Cardiff Self Storage and sold to students at the start of term at heavily discounted prices with all proceeds going to charity.

Cardiff’s student population responded in style to the Get It Out for Cardiff scheme last year with over 12 ½ tonnes of items collected at halls of residence and Student Unions.

For more information on the Get It Out For Cardiff scheme, contact Emma Robson, Student Liaison Officer,, or Lucy Prisk, Tidy Towns Officer,

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