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Anger as students leave rubbish, chairs and sofas in gardens during move out

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Neighbours have reacted in anger at pictures of huge piles of rubbish and furniture left behind by university students moving out of homes in Sheffield.

Images from streets across the city show the front gardens of houses completely full of rubbish that has been dumped by students who no longer need it.

One house it the city had a run down chair and sofa dumped in its front garden, something which has infuriated local residents who live close by.

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Other pictures show clothes airers, camping chairs, cardboard boxes and huge piles of black bags and carrier bags of rubbish filling a garden.

Another image from Broomhall Street shows a gated walkway at the side of one house so full with rubbish that the gate can’t be closed.

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One angered resident tweeted to say: “This is what student neighbours left behind today for us and the new tenants. It’s ok to have a collection scheme, but only if they + landlords know + use it. More responsibility required.”

The University of Sheffield who were tagged in the tweet responded quickly apologising for the mess that was left behind.

A spokesperson for the university said: “Hi James – we’re really sorry to see this.

“Please let us know the address and we’ll ensure it is flagged to the landlords and/or property managers for urgent clean up.”

Others in the comments said that “landlords and students need to do better than this”.

A moving out page on the University of Sheffield website urges students to dispose of rubbish responsibly and not to leave it out as it can cause an issue for the local community.

Similar scenes have been seen across Leeds as residents in Headingley and Hyde Park have complained about the sheer amount of rubbish out on the streets.

Bins bags, mattresses, unwanted furniture and clothes are among the mess that has been dumped in the streets as students have moved out.

Many areas looked like a dumping site when LeedsLive reporter Mellissa Dzinzi went to have a look at the area yesterday.

Written by: Rother Radio News


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