Leave Newcastle Happy is a highly successful, end of year; clean-up campaign organised and led by Newcastle University Students’ Union and Newcastle University Students.
The campaign is in response to resident complaints about leftover rubbish from students moving out of their private accommodation, as well as the University and Students’ Union’s commitment to sustainability and recycling.
Now in its’ fourth year, this end of summer term event, combines a city wide donation campaign on behalf of the British Heart Foundation with a clean-up and recycling campaign focussed in and around student areas of the city.
The 2017/18 campaign focussed on three ways to help students ‘Leave Newcastle Happy’ Community litter picks, British Heart Foundation donation banks and skips for end of year household rubbish make up the logistical support for this very unique time of year in the city.
Almost 15,000 bags of donated items have been collected so far for the British Heart Foundation. An amazing effort from the students of Newcastle. This equals to 119 tonnes diverted from landfill.
5.5 tonnes of household waste was collected in the rubbish skips. 76% of this was recycled and 0% went to landfill.
A massive success for everyone involved and not least for the city we all love! With plans to make the event bigger and better next summer, Leave Newcastle Happy really is making a positive impact and allowing students the opportunities, lacking in previous years, to dispose of their unwanted items in a sustainable way.