6 Jun 2018
Big Clear Out appeal
Each year, the University’s Sustainability team promotes the ‘Big Clear Out’ in Halls – a campaign that encourages students to recycle rather than throw away any usable furnishings, clothing or kitchen equipment.
In previous years, the University has contributed unwanted items worth around £60,000 to the British Heart Foundation, diverting them from landfill.
What to donate and where on campus:
- All books should be taken to the library reception
- Crockery, pans and cutlery should be taken to the dining hall (if in Falkner Eggington these can be taken to the common room)
- Dry, unopened food should be taken to common rooms
- Duvets and pillows should also be taken to common rooms
- Clothes, CDs, DVDs, and general bric-a-brac can all be donated to the British Heart Foundation.
Donation boxes can be found at hall receptions and/or common rooms. A map of all the permanent donation boxes can be found here.
What to donate and where off campus:
- Clothes, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-bra and books can all be donated to the British Heart Foundation. Donation banks can be found on the following locations:
- Radmoor Road
- St Peters Community Centre
- George Deacon Court
- The Hut, Old Ashby Road
- 17 Garendon Road
Alternatively, items can be donated to the BHF shop in town.
- Dry, unopened food can be donated at Tesco.
Check out the flowchart below for more advice on what you should and shouldn't consider donating.