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Moving Out Guide

May 17, 2019

Moving Out Guide

Whether you are moving out or sticking around in Hull, with exams coming to a close and summer on the way, it's the perfect time for a clear out.

We’ve partnered with Hull City Council for the Pink Bag Scheme, a plan designed to help you move out quickly, with your deposit in hand and with as little waste as possible.

We’ll be distributing large, pink bags to selected student-populated streets to help with rubbish you’ve got left over from your clear out but, before you think pink, follow these steps to make sure you’re making the most out of your move.

Step One – Donations

This is the perfect time for a wardrobe clean out! There are multiple great charity shops on Newland Avenue that would love any clothes, shoes, handbags or accessories. As long as they’re in good shape, donations are welcome at Dove House Hospice, Sense, Age UK and Oxfam on Newland Avenue. There will also be a British Heart Foundation donation box right here at Student Central reception.

It’s not just clothes they’re looking for - they can make use of pots, pans and any kitchenware you don’t use or won’t need next year. Could you share with a housemate next year? Donate while you can and save some space. 

Step Two – Food

Take a look through your kitchen cupboards for anything you can donate. Any unused, unopened and non-perishable foods would be appreciated by local charities. Bring your rice, pasta and tinned food to the collection bin in Student Central reception and we’ll distribute it to local charities, Hotdoggers and Soup Kitchens.


Step Three – Recycling

Before you look at your pink bags, remember to use your blue bin to recycle as much as possible. Plastic bottles, tins, cans, glass, paper and card can all be disposed of in your blue bin.


Step Four – Pink Bags

Anything you can’t reuse, recycle or donate can be put in the pink bag and then placed outside your house for collection. The pink bags will be treated as general waste, so it’s best to get rid of as much as possible in steps 1-3, they act as a great last resort for what’s left. 

The council will pick them up from outside your house or at the end of your street on the following dates: June 7th, June 28th, July 26th, August 30th.


Is Your Street Involved?

Pink bags will be collected from the following streets: Beresford Street, Heathcote Street, Wellesley Avenue, Haworth Street, Grafton Street, Lambert Street, De Grey Street, Exmouth Street, Falmouth Street, Ventnor Street, Alexandra Road.

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