Waste and recycling

Students end of term clear out

We can help students manage their extra waste when they move out of properties at the end of the summer term.

Check waste and recycling collection dates

Take extra waste to Hazel Court HWRC

If you have extra waste that doesn’t fit into a bag or your bin (if your street has a bin collection), then it is your responsibility to dispose of it in a responsible and legal way.

Please do not leave extra bags of waste next to your bin as this will not be taken by the refuse crews.

Take extra waste and recycling to Hazel Court Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) for disposal, free of charge.

If you use:

  • a large vehicle (pick up, minibus, van or trailer), you must bring a current photographic Student Union card to avoid needing a permit
  • a hire van, you must bring your hire agreement and your Student Union card
  • a car, you don't need a permit

If you use a large vehicle without a Student Union card, you must apply for a free permit.

Donate your unwanted goods to the British Heart Foundation

We're working with the University of York and York St John University to make it easier to dispose of your unwanted goods, such as:

  • clothes
  • pairs of shoes
  • books
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • small electrical items

The British Heart Foundation provide recycling banks for unwanted items in the following locations:

  • Jaipur Spice car park, Haxby Road
  • Londis, Penleys Grove Street
  • Monk Bar car park, Lord Mayors Walk
  • Corner of Kent Street and Barbican Road
  • Junction of Walmgate and Navigation Road
  • Corner of Garrow Hill Avenue
  • Corner of Fourth Avenue and Melrosegate
  • Hazel Court HWRC

Reusing or recycling household items

Reuse or recycle furniture or electrical items through:

Bulky waste collections

We provide bulky waste collections of up to 10 large items per week, such as furniture and domestic appliances.

Contact Waste, Highways and Environmental Services to arrange a collection.

Also see

Waste, Highways and Environmental Services

Telephone: 01904 551551