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Students Reminded over Disposal of Term-End Waste

ByEmily

May 8, 2017

STUDENTS in Middlesbrough preparing to leave for the summer break are being reminded to make use of the services available and dispose of their waste responsibly.

The reminder aims to head off a seasonal rise in back alley dumping and fly-tipping as student accommodation empties at the end of the academic year.

Students – and landlords – are being urged to make use of the various services available to them locally.

Middlesbrough Council Waste and Recycling Officer Philip Shaw said: “We are nearing the time of year when many students are clearing out for the summer, and that means they can have a large amount of waste to dispose of.

“We would ask students not to simply dump items in back alleys as this causes serious problems for local residents and blights the local environment.

“There is also a significant cost to the Council in removing and disposing of the waste.

“We offer a bookable junk job collection service, which covers the collection and removal of large household items including fridges, furniture and electrical goods.

“A number of local charities will also collect old furniture and other items, and should be considered as possible means of disposal plus there is the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Haverton Hill which accepts a wide range of items.

“There are a number of low-cost solutions available – give us a call and we’ll be happy to advise.”

By Emily