YSJU and YSJSU are committed to providing a sustainable and environmentally friendly campus. From our award winning gardeners to removal of plastic straws in the bar, we work to ensure that our campus is as green as it can be – in all senses of the word.
Over to your left you will be able to click through and find out how you can help us in maintaining our campus and local surroundings. So, go ahead, have a read and do your bit.
Bag it ‘n’ bin it
It’s simple, bag the waste and get rid of it. But what about the environment? Well, all the bins on campus use clear bags and only hold items which are recyclable. The rubbish on campus is sent to a sorting facility where it all ends up in the right place.
But what about the food? There are plenty of bins for food waste – often the orange bins can be found around campus and in halls, letting you dispose of your scraps and left overs.
It’s important you know when your bin collection is. If you aren’t sure then head here.
Want to know the basics of what can and can’t be recycled? Well simply head here.
One Planet York is also a useful app which is available from the App store or Google Play – it acts as another reminder for when the bins go out.
Calling all students! Moving out of your home or halls? Collected more stuff than you know what to do with? Then look out for our annual freecycle event – simply drop off your goods at the SU and watch as other students (and even sometimes staff) come along and find a future use for them.
Any leftover items at the end of Freecycle will be donated to charity!
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