Students asked to love where they live and Get it Out for Cardiff!

Students moving out of halls of residence and private rented accommodation are being asked to show they love where they live and Get it Out for Cardiff.

Get It Out for Cardiff (GIOFC) is the City of Cardiff Council's award-winning recycling and re-use scheme in association with Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales, which helps students to clear out their rubbish at the end of the academic year.The aim is to ensure that moving out of student accommodation at the end of term is stress-free and leaves our communities clean and tidy.

In addition to normal waste collection and enforcement activity, this year the scheme includes:

• 23 Green Zone Collection Points across the city university sites where clothing, food (unopened, in date, tins, packets, jars etc), small electrical items, books, CDs, DVDs and kitchen items (plates, mugs, utensils, pans etc) can be donated. 
• 25 YMCA re-use banks to collect clothes, shoes, bags, textiles, small electrical items, books, CDs/DVDs.
• One off, ‘paid for' waste collections, any day of the week can be arranged in advance by calling (029) 2087 2087.

Students also have the option of using facilities such as the Wedal Road Household Waste Recycling Centre as well as our free bulky waste collection service.

Advice on all these options is available online students in Cathays, Plasnewydd and Gabalfa will also be getting a knock on the door from Enforcement Officers alongside Environmental Champion volunteers from the student community to help explain the scheme.

All food collected will be distributed by Fareshare Cymru to charities and community groups and transformed into nutritious meals for vulnerable local people. At the start of the new academic year in September, Get it Out for Cardiff resales will be held, giving new and returning students the chance to buy donated kitchen equipment and electrical items at low prices. Last year these resales raised £2000 for our partner charity, Cardiff YMCA.

Student Liaison Officer, Emma Robson said "Every year the student community responds really well to the call to ‘Get it Out for Cardiff.' Last year a massive 26.5 tonnes of re-usable items were donated, benefitting local charities and helping keep the streets of Cardiff tidy."

"By working closely with the city's universities, private halls of residence, landlords and our partner charities YMCA and Fairshare Cymru we'll once again be providing a range of different options for students moving out at the end of term to dispose of their waste responsibly so we're hoping for another great response to this year's campaign."