For many of you it will be the first time you have lived away from home or outside halls of residence and the first time you will be responsible for dealing with your own waste.
Southampton City Council wants to help you get to grips with responsibilities you now have as a resident of Southampton.
As a tenant you, and not the landlord, are responsible for making sure all your household waste is disposed of properly and legally.
Everyone living in the house is responsible for the bins. This includes putting the correct waste in the bins, putting them out for collection and returning them back to your property after they have been emptied.
If bins are repeatedly left on the street you could be issued with a £100 fine. It is also important you look after your front garden and not let litter build up as this could also result in a fine.
Please remember to be a good neighbour by keeping your street and garden clean and tidy.