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Moving out this summer and have items you no longer want or need?

This year the University is partnering with the British Heart Foundation to help students in private rented accommodation donate their unwanted stuff to charity when moving out. We’re trialling this new Street Collection service in the following streets around the Moulsecoomb campus between 3 June and 2 September:

  • The Highway
  • The Avenue
  • Hillside
  • Widdicombe Way
  • Upper Bevendean Avenue
  • Lower Bevendean Avenue

What you need to do

Leave your unwanted items in a bag outside your house by 10am for collection by the British Heart Foundation on one or more of the following dates:

  • Monday 3 June
  • Monday 17 June
  • Monday 1 July
  • Monday 15 July
  • Monday 29 July
  • Monday 12 August
  • Monday 2 September

Please leave in a sensible position that is visible from the road for the British Heart Foundation to collect but make sure it is not obstructing the pavement.

If you have slightly larger donations that won’t fit in a bag, please leave them outside with a note saying, “For British Heart Foundation Collection” on the morning of a collection day.

What can I donate

Yes please No thanks
  • Clean kitchenware
  • Clean clothes
  • Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Books and stationery
  • Small working electricals
  • Sharp knives
  • Pillows, duvets, bedding and cushions
  • Broken or dirty items
  • Open, fresh and out of date food
  • General waste

Any items that are not suitable won’t be collected and it will be your responsibility to recycle or dispose of. Find out what to do with your other unwanted items in our Reuse Guide (pdf).

If you would like to donate large items of furniture, please contact the British Heart Foundation separately and Book a free furniture and electrical goods collection near me – BHF.

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Robin Coleman • 13 May 2024

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