Lots of students will be leaving Leeds over the next few weeks - and naturally there's potential - this year more than ever - for lots of food and other household items to get thrown away.

Fortunately there's an excellent project in Leeds that's set up to deal with this - and we've shared information below - and on our Facebook page.

All the information is in this flyer, but in summary:

You can fill Blue Bags - which have been delivered across Leeds 6 - with clean and reusable items such as clothing, paired shoes, books, small electrical items, pans and crockery.

There will be door-to-door collections of these Blue Bags on 16th, 23rd and 30th of June - please leave Blue Bags by your door before midday. You can leave extra items in strong, clear bags.

For small items of furniture collections must be arranged directly by emailing sustainability@leeds.ac.uk

Unopened, non-perishable, in-date food items can also be donated in this way - but in a separate bag or box from your other donations.

Blue bags can also be dropped off at the following donation points - Cardigan Centre, Hyde Park Picture House & Gateway Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 16th to 30th of June from 11-4pm.

If you have food - unopened, in-date and non-perishable - you can drop it off at Rainbow Junktion, Gateway Church, Cardigan Centre or Hyde Park Picture House on certain dates over the coming weeks. Please see this flyer for dates and times for each of them - or follow the University of Leeds Sustainability Service on Facebook.

Some local residents will also be accepting donations of unopened, in-date and non-perishable food - more information on this will be available on the Headingley and Hyde Park News Facebook page.

Until 5th of July you can go to Kirkstall Recycling Centre without booking an appointment if you show your student card. You can go in a car or on foot, - but no vans or trailers. The address is here - and don't forget there is also a Revive reuse shop here.

More information can also be found on the Leeds City Council website.

There are also opportunities to volunteer to help with collections - for more information please either contact Hyde Park Source via Facebook, or email a.m.jackson@leeds.ac.uk.