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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 term or tenancy.

Check waste and recycling collection dates:

Waste collection calendar

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
  • 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 British Heart Foundation ‘Pack for Good’ campaign, 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
  • kitchenware

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
  • Hazel Court HWRC

At York St John University, you will find recycling banks on Lord Mayor’s Walk campus and at residential sites.

At the University of York, you will find recycling banks on at each College. Off-campus, there are also recycling containers located at:

  • Student Castle
  • Hello Student accommodation
  • The Boulevard
  • Vita Students accommodation
  • Brickworks

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

Waste Calendar illustration, with red 'tick' icon marking a place within the dates.

Check your waste collection dates, the types of waste we collect at your address, and where to put your containers for collection.

Waste collection calendar