Students urged to leave Durham green

The Advertiser Series: Councillor Brian Stephens, Durham County Council's cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships (left), and Terry Collins, corporate director for neighbourhood services (right), with Durham University's Michelle Crawford (second right) Councillor Brian Stephens, Durham County Council's cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships (left), and Terry Collins, corporate director for neighbourhood services (right), with Durham University's Michelle Crawford (second right)

UNIVERSITY students are being urged to reuse and recycle when they leave Durham for the summer.

Durham University is again running the Green Move Out scheme, aimed at ensuring as much as possible is reused and recycled as its students finish their exams and leave for their summer vacation in the next few weeks.

Students will be given leaflets, information via websites and landlords and receive door-to-door visits.

The project has the support of Durham County Council, Durham Police, Durham City MP Roberta Blackman-Woods and the County Durham Furniture Help Scheme, which recycles unwanted household items.

Terry Collins, the council’s corporate director of neighbourhood services, said: “In June last year more than 75 tonnes of additional household waste was generated in Durham City alone, which cost the council in excess of £10,000 to clean up, collect and dispose of.

“This year we want to ensure that as much as possible is reused and recycled so, together with our partners, we are aiming to help students to sort their reusable items from their waste.”

The council is issuing yellow bags so students can donate unwanted clothes, shoes, bedding, books, electrical items, pots and pans, crockery and tinned food.

These bags should be left outside homes for collection by the County Durham Furniture Help Scheme on June 23, 25, 27 and 30 and July 2 and 4.

Larger items should be placed alongside, marked: ‘For Reuse’.

For more information, call 01388-721509 or visit dur.ac.uk/greenspace/greenmoveout/liversout

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11:12pm Sun 8 Jun 14

AT1010 says...

I absolutely guarantee that this will not happen & the Viaduct area will be left in the usual state by the southern public school masses.
As a Durham resident who walks through this area to and from work I've seen the amount of rubbish that has just been dumped on the pavements/backlane for someone else to clear away.
Sure, a few of the more socially conscious students will do this scheme but the majority will undoubtedly show the same contempt for the local residents that they have done for the rest of the academic year.
How about Durham University make this scheme mandatory for all students in Durham? Take your rubbish home with you.
I absolutely guarantee that this will not happen & the Viaduct area will be left in the usual state by the southern public school masses. As a Durham resident who walks through this area to and from work I've seen the amount of rubbish that has just been dumped on the pavements/backlane for someone else to clear away. Sure, a few of the more socially conscious students will do this scheme but the majority will undoubtedly show the same contempt for the local residents that they have done for the rest of the academic year. How about Durham University make this scheme mandatory for all students in Durham? Take your rubbish home with you. AT1010
  • Score: 7

12:53am Mon 9 Jun 14

Voice-of-reality says...

One can but hope that relations between university management and local residents will improve after the summer - after all, the Palatine centre will finally - and not before time - be getting rid of its own rubbish in the next few weeks. Hopefully it will not be recycled.
One can but hope that relations between university management and local residents will improve after the summer - after all, the Palatine centre will finally - and not before time - be getting rid of its own rubbish in the next few weeks. Hopefully it will not be recycled. Voice-of-reality
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Tommy wits says...

Start charging landlords council tax if they pay for a bin service they may insist the students use it.
Start charging landlords council tax if they pay for a bin service they may insist the students use it. Tommy wits
  • Score: -1

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