By Shanai Dunglinson
Two of the city’s largest universities are teaming up this summer to provide a donation service for students moving out in Burley.
The service is called ‘Good to Give’, and blue bags have already been delivered to over 7,000 households in the Hyde Park, Woodhouse, Headingley and Burley areas.
Residents can fill the bag, with an accompanying leaflet detailing items that are most wanted.
They can either leave the bag outside their homes for collection every day, excluding Mondays, or drive to a collection point. If students donate a bag before the 17 June, another bag will be available.
‘Good to Give’ enables students to not only get rid of unwanted items that may clutter the moving process, but to give back to the local community.
There is a positive environmental impact that comes as a result of this service, by reusing unwanted items instead of sending them to the landfill.
The initiative is being run by The University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University.
Leeds Beckett, Welfare and Community Officer, Lucy McDonald said:
“The vast majority of our students want to make a positive and sustainable contribution to their community. We hope the expansion of the blue bag scheme will make it even easier for them to donate and see an increase on the 16 tonnes already collected in previous years.”