Leave Liverpool Tidy is set to clean up Liverpool again this summer.
When students move out of their accommodation, a large amount of waste can be created, much of which could be re-used or recycled. The Leave Liverpool Tidy project- now entering its fourth year – is a collaborative scheme between Liverpool Guild of Students, Liverpool Students’ Union, Liverpool City Council along with other organisations and charities which aims to collect, sort and redistribute these items.
Donation points are springing up all over the city where students can leave their unwanted goods, and bags will soon be dropping through letterboxes allowing the community to do their bit too.
In June, donations can find a home in a variety of places; given directly to a partner charity of the project and passed onto service users or beneficiaries, or picked up by a member of the public in a community free shop.
The freeshops, which hand out the clothing and household goods will be at a number of locations including:
Kensington Community Centre,
Frontline Centre, L15
Kelvin Grove Resource Centre, L8
Edge Hill Library/Brazilicia on Lodge Lane
Penny Lane Development Trust
and at Loving Lodge Lane events
Guild of Students’ Deputy President James Coe said “Leave Liverpool Tidy is a great opportunity for Liverpool Guild of Students to work with partners in the city to deliver a truly fantastic project that is of great benefit to residents in the city.
“The feedback we have received on this project over a number of years has been overwhelmingly positive and as such we are delighted to again be delivering a project that has proved to be so beneficial and popular.”
Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins, Chair of Neighbourhoods Select Committee and Greenbank ward councillor, said: “As local councillors we are pleased to be working with the Students Unions once more to try to minimise the waste and mess from student houses at the traditional end of year ‘clear-out’, when many of the students leave the city or move house.
“All the clothing and household goods, kitchen utensils etc can be put to good use by other students and members of the community. Councillors will again be out with students delivering the bags and leaflets for the scheme next week, and various ‘Freeshops’ will be provided around the community next month”
There will be bags and Collection Points available at Liverpool Student Union (Maryland Street) until 6 June and at Liverpool Guild of Students (160 Mount Pleasant) 12 May – 6 June. There will also be more traditional community collections in various residential areas on 17, 28 and 31s May – bags will be delivered on the weekend of the 10 and 11 May.