Leaving Liverpool tidy

A recycling scheme is leaving Liverpool tidy – and helping charities – as the university term ends.

Leave Liverpool Tidy (LLT) is a project to limit the amount of material thrown out by students when they leave the city for the summer months.

Last year 3.6 tonnes of clothes, books, kitchen utensils and other goods, which otherwise would have ended up in landfill, were collected and given to charities such as Asylum Link and the Roy Castle Lung Foundation.

This year LLT is working with Sahir House, Local Solutions, Asylum Link, The Whitechapel Centre, Ann Fowler House, Bentley Care Home and the Liverpool Leaving Care Team. Free shops, where goods can be picked up, will be held at various locations.

It is being supported by the city council through the Mayoral Neighbourhood Funds in the Greenbank, Picton, Princes Park and Central wards. Councillors will be joining student volunteers on May 18 and 19 to deliver bags in which unwanted items can be put. They will be collected on 1 and 2 June.

Greenbank Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins said: “We are pleased to support this project and to work in partnership with the Liverpool University Students Union. LLT means that waste is reduced, with goods and clothing that may have been thrown away going to other students and residents, and it also helps keep our streets and alleyways cleaner and greener”