Give it, don't bin it

Thursday 20-04-2017 - 14:08
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2017 sees the return of Give It Don’t Bin It, the student move-out collection and recycling campaign, which encourages you to donate your unwanted clothes, books, electricals and unopened, non-perishable food to charity to help those in need. 

When you move out of your accommodation, simply drop your unwanted items at a local donation bank and recycle your waste.

This collaborative project with the University of Manchester and their Student’s Union, Manchester Student Homes and Manchester City Council ensures that your items go to the British Heart Foundation and Manchester Central Foodbankto raise funds and redistribute food to the people who need it.

Last year students donated an amazing 124 tonnes of items to the British Heart Foundation, which raised a massive £230,723 to help support lifesaving research and treatments, and funded 51 research grants43 defibrillators38 CPR kits and more. Students also donated the equivalent of 1360 meals, which helped local people experiencing food poverty.

If you want to find out more or get involved, visit the Give It Don’t Bin It website.


What to donate

+ Clothing

+ Paired shoes

+ Books

+ CDs & DVDs

+ Clean pots, pans and crockery

+ Small working electrical goods (toasters, hairdryers, radios etc).

+ Unopened and non-perishable food, such as long-life milk, pasta, rice, soup and beans. 

A note about Duvets: please take your duvets home with you, or give them to a friend, as we are unable to recycle them.


Where are my nearest British Heart Foundation donation points?

Manchester Campus - All Saints

+ The Union reception

+ Geoffrey Manton reception

+ Righton reception

+ Business School next to the entrance

+ John Dalton reception

+ All Saints reception

+ Opposite Cavendish entrance

+ Cambridge reception / car park area


Manchester Campus - Birley

+ Brooks Building reception

+ Birley Student Living: outside Warde Townhouse on George Parr Road, outside Dunham Flats on Bonsall Street by the bus stop and Warde, Naylor, Dale, Dunham and Vine Laundry Rooms


Cheshire Campus

+ The Union entrance way

+ Booth Hall accommodation on the Avenue 


Remember to Recycle

You can also do your bit by remembering to recycle as much of your rubbish as possible before you move out.







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