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Durham University


Livers Out

Greenspace provides a range of guides for those living out in the Durham and Stockton areas. Please consult these which include important information relating to waste and recycling collections in these areas, as well as providing helpful hints for sustainable living.

Recycling Guidance

All Livers Out should manage their waste and recycling responsibly. Please consult the website of your local council to ensure that you know about waste and recycling collections in your area.

For residents in Durham: information on collection days can be found in the ‘My Durham’ section on the Durham County Council website and further information can be found at or on their guidance leaflet for students. You can also contact 03000 261 000.

For residents in Stockton: information on collection days and further information can be found on the Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council website here.

If your property does not have the external bins required, please liaise with your landlord or contact your local Council (there is usually a cost from the Council to replace missing bins):

Livers Out Guide

The 'Livers Out Guide' has been written specifically for Livers Out. It provides useful information and advice on how to be as environmentally sustainable as possible, how to save on energy bills, cooking tips and information on recycling collections for your property.

Durham County Council - Student Life app

Durham County Council has developed the Student Life app to welcome students to the city, by giving access to a range of information about living in Durham at your fingertips.

The app gives you help and advice on a wide range of issues from staying safe and health and wellbeing, to handy guides on recycling and rubbish collection. Students can access this information anywhere 24 hours a day.

Find out more and download the FREE app at

Further Information:

Information on the Green Move Out Scheme (a Reuse Scheme which takes place at the end of the academic year) can be found on the Green Move Out web page.

Additional tips on how to reduce energy usage in your home is available from the Energy Saving Trust.

Additional information on waste and recycling collections by your local council can be found on their web pages.