In Hull, we recycle approximately 48% of all household waste.
However the cost of achieving this recycling rate has increased by around £600,000 per year. This is due to an increase in the amount of unwanted items (contamination) placed in the blue bin*.
With many students being new to the city, it is imperative that we give tenants the tools they need to be able to recycle efficiently; part of this comes down to education. As well as our landlord information pages on waste management, we also have tenant pages, please feel free to pass on the link to your tenants: https://hullstars.co.uk/tenants-waste.
What goes in
What goes in a bin can vary considerably depending on where in the country you're from. With the vast majority of the student population coming from outside of Hull, and a fair portion from outside of the country, educating students on waste management is essential to ensuring sustainable living and a clean and safe environment.
Click each bin to see what goes in.
Your properties should have had an annual waste pack through the door in September, but if you're unsure of collection dates, click here for the link to Hull City Council's handy bin collection day checker.
You may be aware that bin raiding is an increasing crime and problem throughout the UK. Bin raiding is when thieves or the homeless community search through household rubbish on the hunt for personal information to commit fraud or credit/debit card crime, or simply to find left over food for their next meal.
The problems occur when the contents of the raided bins are left strewn on the street. This rubbish attracts vermin as well as being an eye sore.
We are conscious that this is an ongoing problem in Hull and will be affecting many of you as landlords, as well as your tenants. What you may not be aware of, is who can help tackle this problem.
If your tenants see anyone acting suspiciously in the neighbourhood contact Humberside Police or anonymously call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
If your tenants/properties are a victim of bin raiding, you can report this crime to Humberside Police, by calling 101. The Police will require a description and time frames the crimes are being committed, and this report will then be logged and passed onto your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.
You can also report non-emergency crimes to Humberside Police by clicking here.
Each year, the Vice President for Welfare and Community run a Don't Be A Rubbish Neighbour Campaign, encouraging student tenants to dispose of their waste responsibly. To view the leaflet for 2016/17, click here.
* Correct at the date of publication.