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‘Hey Punk, Sort your Junk’ – students reduce waste in Bangor

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LeafletThe Students’ Union and The University are again working in partnership with Gwynedd Council this month in order to reduce waste on the streets in the student areas of Bangor during the last few weeks of term with the ‘Hey Punk, Sort your Junk’ campaign.

The campaign is a great help to students to dispose of excess unrecyclable waste incurred during the moving out process and the campaign has helped to keep the streets at their high standard of cleanliness year on year.

These extra collections mean that in addition to the normal black bag/green bin collection there is the opportunity to dispose of excess waste without having to wait until the next scheduled collection.

The additional collection dates for this year are 23rd and the 31st of May on selected streets through Bangor. Students are urged to help keep Bangor tidy by utilising these collections when moving out of student homes. The blue recycling boxes and the brown food waste bin will be collected as usual on a weekly basis during this time, and all students are encouraged to use these bins as they would normally. The extra collections still hold the same limitations as the regular green bin collections (up to three blacks or up to a full green wheeled bin) and we encourage all to recycle waste effectively.

Students’ Union President Conor Savage said:

We are very happy to be working with Gwynedd Council and the University on this campaign and we’re glad to see no change to the standard of cleanliness on the streets during this time. We’re proud of our students and are constantly trying to strengthen the relationship between the students and Bangor residents; this campaign aids that relationship. We’re pleased that the Council listen to us and recognise that it isn’t always possible for the students to dispose of this waste.”

Gwyn Morris Jones, head of Highways and Municipal services at Gwynedd Council, said:

Bangor University’s Students’ Union has shown again this year that they are serious in their commitment to responsible waste disposal in the city. Gwynedd Council is proud of the successful partnership approach adopted with the Union and University regarding student waste management over the past 7 years.”

For more information about the campaign, contact Undeb Bangor (Students’ Union) on 01248 388000 or by email.

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