Green Move Out
Reduce Waste. Assist Students. Support Charity.
Every year, with a large number of students who graduate and leave, there is a huge number of unwanted items left behind. In order to divert these items from landfill, the University collects and redistributes these items through its award-winning Green Move Out and Reuse Schemes.
A huge range of items are collected, including:
- Clothes, shoes and fancy dress
- CDs and DVDs
- Electrical items
- Pots, pans, crockery and cutlery
- Food (tinned and non-perishable only)
- Sports equipment
- Miscellaneous (toys, games, ornaments, washing racks, bicycles etc.
This year, all students can help support the Green Move Out Scheme - whether in Durham or Stockton, Living In or Living Out. Simply follow the instructions on the information sheet below. (Information for Livers Out in Durham to follow shortly).
- Durham Livers In - Green Move Out Instructions (last modified: 3 June 2013)
- Durham Livers Out - Green Move Out Instructions (last modified: 3 June 2013)
- Queen's Livers In - Green Move Out Instructions (last modified: 3 June 2013)
- Queen's Livers Out - Green Move Out Instructions (last modified: 3 June 2013)
During June the collected items are sorted. Some are donated to local charities whereas others are stored and offered for reuse by students at Reuse Events in October.
The items stored over the summer are offered to new/returning students at the beginning of the academic year through Reuse Events. This saves students buying new, costly goods when arriving at the start of term
At these Events, all students can take any of the collected items in return for a monetary donation of their choice. All the donations, as well as any remaining items, are then given to a variety of charities.
In 2012 over £2000 was raised for local charities.
The charities to be supported by Green Move Out 2013 are:
Green Move Out Winners
In 2012, the Green Move Out Scheme diverted over 50 tonnes of items from landfill.
The Green Move Out shields were won by Ustinov College (Green Move Out Shield), Collingwood College (Green Move Out Shield) and John Snow College (Most Improved Contribution Shield).
The full results for 2012 and a table of previous winners can be viewed below.
Green Move Out Shield Winner
Most Improved Contribution Winner
|2011/12||Ustinov College and Collingwood College||John Snow College|
|2010/11||Ustinov College and St Cuthbert's Society||George Stephenson College|
|2009/10||Ustinov College||University College|
|2008/09||Ustinov College||(award not available)|
|(award not available)|
- Green Move Out Results 2011-12 (last modified: 22 March 2013)
Since its launch in 2005, the Green Move Out Scheme has grown in size and effectiveness year on year. It has been promoted to other North East Universities, as well as forming part of the Zero Waste in Halls of Residence project.
The scheme also achieved an Award at the Altogether Greener Environment Awards 2011.