Student waste collection

Swansea Labour encouraging departing students to leave city litter free

Swansea Labour is urging thousands of students to leave the city litter free before they go home at the end of term.

The Labour-led Swansea Council has written to 1,400 HMO properties in Brynmill, Uplands, Sandfields and Mount Pleasant, reminding students when their household waste collections are throughout June.

A dedicated ‘end of term’ webpage provides students with up-to-date information about the waste collection services on offer to them.

Labour councillor Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure Management, said: “Our aim is to try and avoid a situation where students departing our city are leaving everything to the last week and then place all their waste out for collection in one go and not necessarily on the correct day.

“This can lead to streets becoming littered with waste which is upsetting for other residents living in those streets.

“We have been working closely with the universities and student liaison officers so we can pass on advice to students leaving the city at the end of term.

“We have a wide range of waste disposal services in Swansea which not only relate to kerbside collections but also include our household recycling centres.”

Cllr Thomas added: “I would urge all students leaving us this summer to make the most of these services and help us keep the communities they were residents in clean and tidy.”

Students can visit the council’s dedicated student webpages for recycling and other information at



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