ADVICE FOR STUDENT TENANTS MOVING OUT OF PRIVATE RENTED ACCOMMODATION

ADVICE FOR STUDENT TENANTS MOVING OUT OF PRIVATE RENTED ACCOMMODATION


Get It Out For Cardiff (GIOFC), the annual end of term recycling, waste and charity collection, is here once again to ensure that moving out of student accommodation at the end of term is stress-free and leaves our communities clean and tidy. The GIOFC campaign deals with waste and recycling from student houses and halls of residences. Here are the arrangements for removing waste and recycling in student houses.


When you start sorting through your belongings, it may surprise you how much stuff you have accumulated since coming to University. It’s important to start sorting through your belongings early, to avoid a manic rush near the end of your tenancy! It’s important to understand that, as tenants, it is your responsibility to remove all rubbish from the property and front/back gardens, before you leave. Rubbish left on the highway for collection outside of the collection window will result in tenants receiving an on the spot fine from Cardiff Council. Likewise, landlords may be able to deduct money from any deposit given for rubbish left in the property or gardens. We understand that many students will be moving out on a day when waste won’t be collected so we’ve put together a few tips to help you manage this situation, and to ensure you don’t receive any fines! Plan ahead, know your bin days!


Kerbside collections in June for Cathays, Gabalfa and Plasnewydd will be as follows:

Cathays and Gabalfa Date Date Date Date Date

Cathays & Gabalfa Waste Collection Days

General Waste

(Black Bin bags and red bespoke red striped bags)

25/05/2016 08/06/2016 22/06/2016

Recycling Bags

(Green Bags)

25/05/2016 02/06/2016 08/06/2016 15/06/2016 22/06/2016

Food Waste

(Food Caddy)

25/05/2016 02/06/2016 08/06/2016 15/06/2016 22/06/2016
Plasnewydd Date Date Date Date Date Date

Plasnewydd Waste Collection Days

General Waste

(Black Bin bags and red bespoke red striped bags)

02/06/2016 15/06/2016 29/06/2016

Recycling Bags

(Green Bags)

25/05/2016 02/06/2016 08/06/2016 15/06/2016 22/06/2016 29/06/2016

Food Waste

(Food Caddy)

25/05/16 02/06/2016 08/06/2016 15/06/2016 22/06/2016 29/06/2016

Waste should be presented after 4pm the day before collection; bins should be removed as soon as possible following collection. No additional weekend kerbside collections will be provided and all waste from the property and gardens should be removed. You must not leave any rubbish on the streets outside of the collection window or you could face a fine.  If you have bulky items or need to dispose of surplus waste, the Council can offer additional collections. If you do not have access to a car, or are moving out on a different day than collection day, you can contact the Council to arrange a quote for clearance of recycling, waste and bulky items. Once payment has been made, waste will be collected on a date convenient to you e.g. on your move out day. Contact Waste Management on (029) 20717761 or wheeliebin@cardiff.gov.uk (Monday – Friday, 8.30am until 4.30pm). If you do not wish to pay for additional services, you can take recycling and waste for FREE to a local Household Waste Recycling Centre (Lamby Way CF3 2HP, or Wedal Road CF14 3QX.). Don’t forget to take your proof of address with you.

Tip 1: On moving out day, pack the car up with rubbish first, then come back and pack your belongings.

Tip 2: Donate re-usable items where possible. There are 21 Green Zones are set up in halls of residences and Student Unions across the city where you can donate clothing, food (unopened tins, packets, jars etc), small electrical items, books, CDs, DVDs and kitchen items (plates, mugs, utensils, pans etc). In addition, there are 17 YMCA re-use banks in place all year round to collect clothes, shoes, bags, textiles, small electrical items, books, CDs/DVDs, with many YMCA banks close to University buildings and student houses.

Tip 3: Moving out on a Saturday in June? Take re-usable items to a pop up donation point! Find your closest YMCA bank and/or Green Zone by visiting www.cardiffdigs.co.uk. Many charities benefit from the campaign, including the YMCA and FareShare Cymru. For more information visit www.cardiffdigs.co.uk


To sum up…

► Start packing early!

► As tenants, it is your responsibility to remove all rubbish from the property and gardens, and you should not leave anything on the streets.

► Put black bins/red bespoke bags out for collection the night before your collection day.

► Donate re-usable unwanted items where possible. Take items to a pop up donation point or find your closest Green Zone and YMCA bank at www.cardiffdigs.co.uk  

► On moving out day, pack the car with rubbish bags first and take them to a local Household Waste Recycling centre for free, then come back and pack your car with belongings.

► Make use of the Council’s waste collection service. Arrange a collection for the day you move out and split the cost between all tenants. For a quote and to arrange collection, call 02920 717761 in advance of your moving out day.

For further student housing and living advice, including a copy of our Moving Out checklist, visit www.cardiffdigs.co.uk.

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Published: May 16, 2016

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