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Green Move Out - who receives a purple bag

Streets where the Green Move Out collections will take place.

Green Move Out is a partnership project between Durham County Council, Durham University, County Durham Furniture Help Scheme (CDFHS) and Durham Constabulary. Aimed at Durham University students moving out of their 'livers out' accommodation in Durham City and those leaving college accommodation, its purpose is to encourage students to leave Durham clean and tidy and to donate unwanted items for reuse.

Students moving out are issued purple bags to fill with donated items they no longer need. These items include, clean clothing, paired shoes, clean bedding, books, electrical items, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery (wrap if fragile or sharp) and tins of food (in date). Items must be in good, clean condition as they will be reused.These unwanted items can be placed in the purple bags provided, the bag tied shut and placed at the front of the property for collection. Wash your hands before and after filling the bag and before and after placing the bag out for collection. These bags will be collected by CDFHS and your items will be reused to support those in need in the local area. If you have items which are too large to be placed in the bags, such as furniture, please contact CDFHS on 01388 721 509 to arrange collection.

Durham County Council provide educational door knocks to students, additional rubbish and recycling collections, additional street cleansing and neighbourhood warden patrols during Green Move Out.

Streets where the Green Move Out collections will take place

If you live in one of the following streets, you'll receive a purple bag:

Bus Station

Allergate DH1 4ET
Allergate Terrace DH1 4ES
Atherton Street DH1 4DF
East Atherton Street DH1 4DG
Mitchell Street DH1 4DQ
Neville Street DH1 4EY
New Street DH1 4DH


Flass Street DH1 4BE
Hawthorn Terrace DH1 4EL and DH1 4EQ
Holly Street DH1 4ER
John Street DH1 4DE
Juniper Way DH1 4GZ
Laburnum Avenue DH1 4HA
Lawson Terrace DH1 4EW
May Street DH1 4EN
Mistletoe Street DH1 4EP
Mowbray Street DH1 4BH
Sutton Street DH1 4DD
Waddington Street DH1 4BG


Ferens Close DH1 1JX
Orchard Drive DH1 1LA
Wearside Drive DH1 1LE

Whinney Hill

Whinney Hill DH1 3BD, DH1 3BE, DH1 3BG and DH1 3BQ

Church / Hallgarth

Back Mount Joy DH1 3AZ
Boyd Street DH1 3DP
Church Street DH1 3DG and     DH1 3DQ
Church Street Head DH1 3DN
Hallgarth Street DH1 3AT, DH1 3AY and DH1 3BB
Hallgarth View    DH1 3BH
High Wood View    DH1 3DT
High Wood Terrace    DH1 3DS
Mavin Street    DH1 3AU
Mount Joy Crescent    DH1 3BA
The Hallgarth    DH1 3BJ
Union Place (off Stockton Road)    DH1 3DR


Elvet Crescent DH1 3AP
Old Elvet DH1 3HL, DH1 3HN, DH1 3JR and    DH1 3LZ
Three Tuns DH1 3AQ

Fram Peth

Highgate DH1 4GA
Sidegate DH1 5SY


Saddler Street    DH1 3NP, DH1 3NU and DH1 3PG


Claypath DH1 1QS, DH1 1QT, DH1 1RG and DH1 1RP
Gilesgate DH1 1QN and DH1 1QW
Leazes Place DH1 1RE
Providence Row  DH1 1RS

Gilesgate (Sunderland Road)

Bradford Crescent DH1 1ER, DH1 1HL and DH1 1HW
Heaviside Place DH1 1JF, DH1 1JG and DH1 1JH
Musgrave Gardens DH1 1PJ, DH1 1PL and DH1 1PN
Wakenshaw Road DH1 1EP and DH1 1EW
Wynyard Grove DH1 2QJ
Young Street DH1 2JU


Douglas Villas DH1 1JL
Ellis Leazes DH1 1JJ
Mayorswell Close DH1 1JU
Mayorswell Field DH1 1JW
Mayorswell Street DH1 1LQ
Renny Street DH1 1JN
Wanless Terrace DH1 1RU


Alexandria Crescent (St Margaret's Garth) DH1 4EE
Brierville DH1 4QE
Colpitts Terrace (St Margaret's Garth) DH1 4EG
Crossgate DH1 4PR, DH1 4PS and DH1 4PY
Nevilledale Terrace DH1 4QG
Palatine View DH1 4QQ
Summerville DH1 4QH
The Avenue DH1 4EB and DH1 4ED

Gilesgate (Upper)

Gilesgate DH1 1HY, DH1 1JA , DH1 1QG, DH1 1QH and DH1 1QQ
St.Giles Close DH1 1XH
The Sidings DH1 1HS

Neville's Cross

Hastings Avenue DH1 3PY, DH1 3QG and DH1 3QQ
Lowes Barn Bank DH1 3QJ and DH1 3QL
Neville Terrace DH1 4AH
Neville's Cross Bank DH1 4JF, DH1 4JP, DH1 4JQ, DH1 4JR, DH1 4JS, DH1 4JT and DH1 4JW
Ward Court DH1 4PL
Cross View Terrace DH1 4JY and DH1 4JX

Rubbish and recycling

Help to keep Durham city safe and tidy and assist with waste operations by following these important reminders:

  • Avoid contaminating recycling bins with the wrong items or contaminated items e.g. food waste and black bags. Visit What goes in which bin? for information about what can and can't be recycled and what to place in your rubbish bin.
  • Check your rubbish and recycling collection days by visiting My Durham and entering your house number and postcode.
  • Return any unused medication to your local pharmacy.
  • Be careful when disposing of personal or financial information. Shred paper waste and wipe the memory of unwanted phones/laptops.
  • Ensure rubbish is always placed in a bin with the lid closed and placed at your normal collection point. Always return bins to your property after collection (unless your bin is shared with other properties).

What you should do with larger items

If you have items too large to go in the purple bag, please contact County Durham Furniture Help Scheme‚Äč to arrange a collection.