Students must comply with our guidelines, including the rubbish allowance for their property.
As standard, Portsmouth households are given a 140-litre rubbish wheelie bin. If they don’t have a bin, they have an allowance of up to three bags. Large student households and HMOs (houses in multiple occupancy) may be allowed a larger bin or more bags based on the size of the household. You must be recycling fully to qualify for a bigger allowance.
There’s more information on what can be recycled from home and your nearest recycling bank (including glass and textile banks).
End of academic term/year
Leaving unwanted items on the pavement when moving out of your home could lead to enforcement action. If you live in a rented accommodation, leaving them in the house or flat may cost you your deposit, so make sure you have a plan.
See our webpage on managing unwanted items when moving home for more information.