Sheffield City Council will be running their student waste collection scheme this year. This is usually a red or clear sack scheme however, due to Covid – 19, they have made some changes.
The waste collection service will run from Monday the 15th June until Friday the 5th July. They will collect bagged waste every two days, including through the weekends during the collection period.
Each tenant will need to register their details individually (not as a household) and will be given a reference number to attached to a rubbish sack. The council will be collecting two bags per student. Register your details here –
Donating unwanted items
Each year the University works with Hallam University and the City Council to run a scheme to help students donate their unwanted usable items to the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Last year, students in Sheffield donated over 14,000 bags of items, helping to raise over £200,000 for the charity and reducing the amount of waste sent for incineration.
This year, the University and city partners have been unable to run this scheme as normal. Most charity shops are currently closed, although St Lukes Hospice is now accepting donations at some locations. More information can be found here. (https://www.stlukeshospice.org.uk/shops/update)
Unbagged waste and large items such as furniture should not be left out - this will be classed as fly tipping and students may be fined. If there are any pieces of furniture to be disposed of, a bulky waste collection must be arranged with the council at a cost.