Published: 27 May 2014

Students encouraged to Leave Liverpool Tidy

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Moving out of your halls, flat or student house for the summer?

Leave Liverpool Tidy is a project which aims to reduce the amount of reusable items going to landfill across Merseyside.

Each year when students move out of their accommodation, a large amount of waste is created, much of which could be re-used or recycled. Leave Liverpool Tidy is a collaborative scheme between Liverpool Guild of Students, Liverpool Students’ Union, Liverpool City Council and other organisations and charities, which aims to collect, sort and redistribute these items.

Donation points are springing up all over the city where students can leave their unwanted goods and donation bags are being delivered to addresses.

Items which can be donated include:

  • Sealed, non-perishable food (eg cans)
  • Stationery
  • Cookware (pots and pans)
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Homeware (frames, rugs etc)
  • Bedding
  • Clothes
  • Non-damaged electrical goods
  • Toys
  • Furniture

All items which are donated are either given directly to a partner charity of the project and passed onto service users or beneficiaries, or are picked up by a member of the public in a community free shop.

Deputy President James Coe said: “Leave Liverpool Tidy is a great opportunity for Liverpool Guild of Students to work with partners in the city to deliver a truly fantastic project that is of great benefit to the city.

“The feedback we have received on this project over a number of years has been overwhelmingly positive and as such we are delighted to again be delivering a project that has proved to be so beneficial and popular.”

Collection points are available at Liverpool Student Union (Maryland Street) 15 April – 6 June and Liverpool Guild of Students (160 Mount Pleasant) 12 May – 6 June. There will also be more traditional community collections in various residential areas on 28 and 31 May.

For further information, please go to http://www.leaveliverpooltidy.org/. If you’re interested in volunteering to help with the project please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2T6MZTJ

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