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Sorting out at the end of a tenancy can be dreaded by both landlords and tenants alike. We've put together some information to make the big clear up a little easier to manage. 

The Pink Bag Scheme

This year HullSTARS and HUU are working in partnership with Hull City Council to bring you The Pink Bag Scheme! Moving out couldn't be easier if you live within the pilot area, just reuse, recycle or donate what can be, and use your black bin and pink bags for everything else! More more details click here

 

Bin Raiding

Bin raiding is where someone searches your bins for semi-valuable items to clean up and sell on, or personal details, which may enable them to commit identity fraud.

Bin raiding is often linked with identity theft, with thieves accessing personal details from discarded documents such as bank and credit card statements or bills. If you were to become a victim of identity theft, it may affect your chances of getting a mortgage in future.

Bin raiding is rife at this time of year, and as well as the individual affected, bin raiding can also have negative impacts on the community. Bin raiders don’t particularly care what mess they leave, often discarding unwanted items and rubbish in the street. No-one wants to live in a messy street, not least the permanent residents that live nearby. Rubbish left in the streets, whether side waste, or the aftermath left by bin raiders, looks unsightly, it can smell, promote fly-tipping and even cause rats!

Here's what you can do to help:

 

Bring Out Your Rubbish Days (BOYRD)

Can't get to your local tip? Keep an eye out for BOYRD's!

Where possible, Hull City Council put on BOYRD across Hull, a service to remove rubbish and larger items for free. We've worked with Hull City Council this year in an effort to bring some of the BOYRD's in line with the end of student tenancy agreements, and we'll be sharing these dates as and when they have been confirmed.

BOYRD's will enable you to get rid of most of your waste, with the exception of builders rubble/D.I.Y and garden waste material. Further exemptions may apply, so please check with your local Neighbourhood Housing Team if you are unsure.

Throughout the mornings, the teams will drive up and down the roads to collect items left on the street outside people's homes. Residents are asked to have the items for disposal ready by 7am and not to block the footpaths and inconvenience pedestrians. 

Remember, failing to clean up your waste when you move out your student home, could result in you losing your deposit or a council issued fine.

 

CONFIRMED DATE

The next BOYRD will take place on Saturday, 17th February 2018. The areas to be covered in this campaign are: Beaconsfield Gardens; Carisbrooke Avenue; Carrington Avenue; Chatham Avenue; Chester Avenue; Clarendon Avenue; Clinton Avenue; Clivedale Avenue; Clovelly Avenue; Cornwall Gardens; Cottingham Road; Edgecumbe Street; Exmouth Street; Falmouth Street; Ferndale Avenue; Ferndale Avenue; Kirkdale Gardens; Lambton Street; Manvers Street; Melbourne Street; Newland Avenue; Premier Grove; Raglan Avenue; Raglan Street; Rosedene Villas; Rothesay Avenu; Salisbury Gardens; Scholars Drive; Sidmouth Street; Tavistock Street; The Beeches; The Cedars; The Hollies; The Laurels; The Newlands; Torrington Street; Ventnor Street; Waddington Court; Walgrave Street; Whitehaven Avenue; Windsor Avenue ONLY. 

Where possible residents should take items to be taken to the vehicles between 8am-12pm.

 

Here's some examples of what can be collected.

Bed frames Mattresses Free standing wardrobes
Chest of drawers Bedside cabinets Tables
Chairs Sofas Televisions
Bikes Washing machines Dishwashers
Tumble dryers Fridges Freezers
American style fridge freezers** Ovens Cookers
Headboards Bookcases Cabinets
Carpets/Lino Underlay Microwaves
Vacuum cleaners Sound systems Lawn mowers
Computers Video and DVD players Barbecues
Toys Animal hutches  

* Please ensure the item has the doors removed and is easily accessible.

 

Bulky item collection  

Hull City Council provides a FREE bulky item collection service for residents. Each property is entitled to one free visit removing up to five items per 12 month period.

Bulky item collections take place Tuesdays to Fridays operating between 7am and 5pm. To make an appointment the resident should contact Hull City Council’s call centre on 01482 300 300. The operator will advise when the expected collection day(s) will take place.  Items need to be available between 7am and 5pm for collection. Text messaging reminders are available.

The items must be presented: 

The items must be presented: 

Here are some examples of what can be collected.

Bed frames Mattresses Free standing wardrobes
Chest of drawers Bedside cabinets Tables
Chairs Sofas Televisions
Bikes Washing machines Dishwashers
Tumble dryers Fridges Freezers
American style fridge freezers** Ovens Cookers
Headboards Bookcases Cabinets
Carpets/Lino Underlay Microwaves
Vacuum cleaners Sound systems Lawn mowers
Computers Video and DVD players Barbecues
Toys Animal hutches  

 

**DIY, 'fixtures and fittings' and other significant items will incur individual charges

If you need to cancel your appointment please contact Hull City Councils call centre on 01482 300 300 giving at least 24 hours notice. Customers should contact 01482 300 300 as soon as possible following any failed collection.

Recycling

Many of your unwanted items can probably be recycled, saving on landfill and helping you do your bit for the environment. To see what can and can't be recycled, visit our 'What goes in' pages here.

 

HUU are working with Emmaus and Recycling Unlimited on Newland Avenue to help you clear out your unwanted items at the end of the year. Whether you're moving on to a new year or graduating, you know you're going to need to clear-out soon enough - those old textbooks, unnecessary electrical items, and impulse-buy clothes all stack up. Emmaus and Recycling Unlimited will accept books, shoes, clothes, and electrical items. Just bag up these items and take them to the stores on Newland Avenue.

 

Charities

When disposing of items within your student home, please make careful decisions about what needs to be discarded and what can be given as a charitable donation. Both Newland Avenue and Beverley Road host charity shops who raise money for some fantastic causes. If you no longer need items that are in a saleable condition, think about giving them rather than throwing them out.

Dove House Hospice do fantastic work and rely on charitable donations to fill their shops. For details on what you can donate to Dove House Hospice, click here

Dove House Hospice is a charity providing excellent care for people in the local community with life limiting illnesses, for more information on the fantastic work that Dove House Hospice do, visit their website here.

 

Rerun is a local charitable organisation that can collect unwanted items that are in good working order, free from tears, unsoiled and under cover free of charge. 

 
AdminRerun works in Hull, Barton on Humber and the East Riding with the aim to relieve poverty through the provision of household items. For more information on Rerun or to organise a collection, please click here.
 


 

Recylcing Unlimited is an independat charity who support people feeling excluded from their local communities due to mental health problems or learning difficulties. Based on Newland Avenue, they collect  used furniture and office equipment which is in good condition, unsoiled and free from tears, as well as recylcing used timber into new garden furniture. Recyling Unlimited also have to shops; one on Newland Avenue and the other on Hessle Road, where they sell dontated furtniture items. All proceeds raised go back into the chairty to fund other projects. 

Recyling Unlimited also engage in several community projects, to find out more please click here.

 

Enforcement

During your time studying at the University of Hull, you become a member of the local community; this means you have the same roles and responsibilities in regards to waste management as any other resident.

This also means, you can be subjected to enforcement from Hull City Council if you fail to meet their standards of waste/bin management.

If you don’t get your bins emptied frequently, or you have lots of rubbish around the outside of the house which could cause annoyance to your neighbours, and the Council have the power to act in the following manners:

As students, you don’t have surplus amounts of money to spend on fines, so make sure you are responsible with your waste. Not only that, as the offences would be classed as summary offences, you can be held you account, even if you no longer live at the property, and you don't even have to be present to face prosecution. 

 

Getting your deposit back

Getting your house clean and tidy all helps towards getting your deposit back, and who doesn't need the extra cash to spend over the summer? Here's some extra pointers for how to get that all-important deposit back.

Remember that all deposits must be protected by law in a tenancy deposit scheme. There are two main ones, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and the Deposit Protection Scheme. Find out where your deposit is protected so that if you have any issues with getting your deposit back, you know who to speak to for help.

 

 

 

Dont Be A Rubbish Neighbour (DBARN)

In the next month or so you’ll be thinking about packing up and leaving your student house for the year. Your house has probably seen a lot this year, and with the end getting closer it's time definitely time for a spring clean!

Remember that squished up car journey on the way to University? Imagine how much more stuff you’ll have now. The sooner you start the clear out, the better!

We cannot stress enough the importance of keeping bin lids closed. This is even more important at the end of the year. Overflowing bins won’t be emptied and could mean you don’t get your deposit back! Make sure the right stuff is in the right bins, and that lids are closed before you leave. It’s all about making sure you leave your property clean and ready for the next tenants. 

A really helpful guide has been created to help make that move home stress free! To read more click here