June 1, 2017, by Kirsty McKeown
Don’t waste it, donate it!
As we get closer to the end of term we are working in partnership with local councils and charities to promote good waste management whilst boosting recycling and charity donations.
This years’ campaign includes banks in Nottingham, Beeston and Kegworth, a drop-off point for food parcel donations and a collection day in Lenton on 13th June, collecting your bag of reusable items directly from your doorstep!
Our aim is to ensure that moving out at the end of term is stress free, leaves residential areas clean and benefits local and national charities.
British Heart Foundation banks
British Heart Foundation banks are currently available in the following locations:
– Lenton Gatehouse- Derby Road
– Corner of Willoughby Street/Park Road (by Tesco Express)
– Ilkeston Road/Midland Road (adjacent to Nottingham 2 development)
– Corner of Garden Street and Ilkeston Road
– Dunkirk Community Centre car park
– Bromley Place, City Centre
– Spaniel Row, City Centre
You can donate a range of items, anything that can be sold in a BHF shop such as clothing, shoes, handbags, DVDs, CDs, small electricals and books.
If you live in Kegworth you can leave bagged clothing and any other items with the Air Ambulance on Side Ley, and for your convenience any smaller items and bagged clothing can be taken into the Parish Council office on London Road at the following times:
Monday 9 am – 1.30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 9 am – 4 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 12 noon
Any clothes or books can be taken to local charity shops in Beeston or alternatively there are Oxfam clothes and book banks in the car park at Sainsbury’s.
On Campus activity
If you’re living in University managed accommodation, donation bins will be available in all hall main areas from 9-24 June. Donated belongings are collected by Moving On, a Beeston based community interest company who provide supportive volunteering opportunities to those facing supportive barriers in the local community. Ask your Hall Manager for more information.
Food Bank donations
If you have any non-perishable food items left at the end of term, these can be put to excellent use by Tommy’s, who will redistribute food to people in need in the local community, helping to fight food poverty.
Please drop off any non-perishable food items to Tommy’s c/o Thomas Helwys Baptist Church, Church Street, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 1SJ on Mondays or Tuesdays
Lenton Collection Day- Tuesday 13th June
Student ambassadors will be visiting a number of streets in Lenton on Monday 12th June, dropping off British Heart Foundation bags and giving advice on end of term waste management. Filled bags need to be left out at the front of your property by 10am on Tuesday 13th June for collection by Nottingham City Council. Alternatively they can be dropped off at the donation banks listed above.
General waste management advice
Remember that as a tenant, it is your responsibility to remove all rubbish from your property and front/back gardens before you leave. Rubbish left on the pavement outside of the collection window could result in a Community Protection Warning Notice from the Council. Likewise, landlords may be able to deduct money from any deposit given for rubbish left in the property or gardens.
You can avoid this and keep your neighbourhood clean and tidy by checking your bin days with your local Council and by making sure your waste is disposed of correctly.