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Durham University


Livers Out (Durham & PBSAs)

The following information sets out details for all students living in Durham City including all Purpose Built Student Accommodations (PBSAs) signed up to the Green Move Out Scheme. Please refer to the relevant essential guidance documents set out below:

Waste and Recycling

Help to keep your area of the city safe and tidy and assist with waste operations by following these important reminders:

  • Avoid contaminating recycling bins with the wrong items or contaminated items e.g. food waste.
  • Return any unused medication to your local pharmacy.
  • Be careful when disposing of personal or financial information. Shred paper waste and wipe the memory of unwanted phones/laptops.
  • Ensure rubbish is always placed in a bin with the lid closed and placed at your normal collection point. Always return bins to your property after collection (unless your bin is shared with other properties).

Unwanted Reusable Items

In May 2019 hundreds of properties in Durham were issued with a Green Move Out (GMO) bag and information leaflet.

Residents of these properties can place unwanted reusable items in the bag and place at the front of their property for collection by County Durham Furniture Help Scheme on any of the specified collection days.

Should residents find they have extra items which may be recycled which are unable to fit into their GMO bags, additional external recycle bins will be located around Durham City and map is available.

The properties which receive purple bags are located in:

Byland Lodge Area

John Street

Holly Street

Mistletoe Street

Lawson Terrace

Laburnum Avenue

Hawthorn Terrace

Juniper Way

May Street

The Avenue

Alexandria Crescent



Briardene (Part of)

Colpitts Terrace

Nevilledale Terrace

Palatine View


Providence Row

Wanless Terrace

Finney Terrace


Mayorswell Street

Mayorswell Field

Renny Street

Ellis Leazes

Douglas Villas

Leazes Place

Mayorswell Close



Whinney Hill

Old Elvet

Elvet Crescent

Mavin Street

Hallgarth Street

Hallgarth View

Whinney Hill

High Wood View

Boyd Street

Church Street

Mount Joy Crescent

Back Mount Joy

Stockton Road

Union Place (off Stockton Road)

High Wood Terrace

Gladstone Terrace

Bus Station Area

Atherton Street

Mitchell Street

East Atherton Street

New Street


Allergate Terrace

Neville Street


The Sands

Orchard Drive

Ferens Park

Ferens Close

Wearside Drive

Magdalene Heights

Viaduct Area

Sutton Street

Flass Street

Bridge Street

Mowbray Street

Waddington Street

Neville's Cross

Neville's Cross Bank

Neville Terrace

Quinn Terrace

Homer Terrace

Alma Terrace

Ward Court

New Student Accommodation (PBSA'S)

St Giles (Gilesgate)

Chapel Heights (Ashwood)

Elvet Studios (Green Lane)

St Margarets (St Margaret's Garrth)

Three Tuns (New Elvet)

Ruth First House (Claypath)

Ernest Place (Renny's Lane)

Kepier Court

Rushford Court (North Road)

Houghall Court (A177)

Dun Holm House (The Riverwalk)

If your property does not receive a purple bag, you live on a street where there are no collections, or you move out before or after the collection dates, please do not leave items outside your property for collection except for your usual waste and recycling.

Instead, you can: