Students encouraged to recycle

Students arriving in Liverpool are being encouraged to recycle.

Welcome letters have been sent to each student along with a letter to landlord outlining their responsibilities to provide recycling facilities.

Posters have been produced, detailing what can and what can’t be recycled and messages have been put on social media.

The recycling message has featured at special stalls at freshers fairs and it is planned to have stalls in halls of residence.

A best practice document has been produced for landlords to make sure they know what their responsibilities are in regards to their tenants waste.

The Leave Liverpool Tidy project in which goods are donated by Liverpool University students and local residents has also been supported . As part of this project The Free Shop Giveaway Event has been organised by the Liverpool Guild of Students project and will take place on 26 September at St Bride’s Church, Percy Street, Liverpool L8 7LT (11 am to 3pm)

Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “Students make a positive contribution to the city which we value highly. However, in some cases they are not aware about what they should be recycling and waste either goes to landfill or gets left when they leave the city– the work we have done this year means there will be no excuses for not recycling and keeping their neighbourhood tidy.

Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins, added: “We continue to work closely with the student bodies and the Universities to get the message about recycling across and,  as Greenbank councillors,  we have delivered information and free recycling bags, for which we used Mayoral Neighbourhood Funds, to all new student residents in our terraced properties.

“Leave Liverpool Tidy has been a very successful initiative and I would urge local people to take advantage of the free shop.”

• Pictured are council sustainable waste management apprentices Sean McCarthy and Amy Gallagher who have worked with students on recycling