Get it sorted

Swansea Labour call on students to ‘get it sorted’ and recycle

New and returning students coming to Swansea to study are being encouraged by the Swansea Labour-led Council to ‘get it sorted’ and recycle their household waste.

Recycling officers in Swansea Council have been working hard to distribute hundreds of household recycling kits to students living in residential areas.

This is so they know exactly what can be recycled in the home and when their collections take place.

More than 1,500 recycling starter packs have been sent to all rented accommodation in the city, including houses in multiple occupation in Uplands and Brynmill. Students living in St Thomas and Port Tennant will also receive recycling packs and advice.

Labour Cllr Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment Enhancement and Infrastructure Management said: “The first weeks of term for new students coming into the city can be quite daunting and very busy. So we need to do what we can to make it as easy as possible for them to get to grips with services such as recycling.

“The packs we have delivered to students living in our city will provide all the info they need to join in with the majority of other residents in Swansea and help us recycle household waste.

“It’s also important that students know what days their waste is collected so we can avoid having bags left on streets creating a mess.”

“Recycling officers will also be monitoring the streets where the packs have been delivered and will offer further help to student residents if they have spotted pink bags that have been place out on a green week and vice-versa.

“We don’t expect all of our newest residents to get it right first time so we want to make sure they have the support to not make mistakes in the future.”

The Labour Council has also developed special student webpages where students can go to find out everything they need to about city, including transport services, waste collections and places of interest – www.swansea.gov.uk/students

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