Give it, don’t bin it
for Manchester Met on-campus students

You make good things happen.

Since 2012, donations from students have helped raised the equivalent of £2.5 million for the British Heart Foundation – Thank you! Since 2018 alone, Manchester student’s…

A whopping 385 tonnes of items donated to the British Heart Foundation

A massive £675,024 to help support lifesaving research

4 Heartstart schemes
2 Heart Start Groups 119 defibrillators awarded
58,306 free heart health resources
51 organisations CPR trained
3 British Heart Foundation Retail Shops

The equivalent of 2164 meals to help local people in food poverty

Donate your unwanted items and left-over food…

A single bag of donations could be worth as much as £14

© British Heart Foundation, 2019 Reproduced with kind permission of the British Heart Foundation
Unwanted items will be donated to

Donate your unwanted items

Simply put your unwanted items into any bag or put them straight into one of the donation banks before you leave. British Heart Foundation donation banks are located across our campuses.

Large Items

Please take your unwanted large items to designated points in your accommodation – ask your local reception for more information.

Duvets and Pillows

Remember to take your duvets and pillows home with you. Please do not put them in the general waste bins or British Heart Foundation donation banks.

BHF Collection Banks in Manchester

Student Accommodation

  • Cambridge entrance/ carpark area
  • Cavendish opposite the entrance
  • Birley outside Warde Townhouse on George Parr Road
  • Birley outside Dunham Flats on Bonsall Street by the bus stop
  • Birley Warde, Naylor, Dale, Dunham and Vine Laundry Rooms

University buildings

  • Brooks Building reception
  • Righton Building reception
  • Geoffrey Manton reception
  • Business School next to the entrance
  • All Saints reception
  • John Dalton reception
  • The Union reception
Food donations
sent to

How to donate food

We are collecting your surplus food items. Please make sure food items are unopened, non-perishable and in-date.

Donation points are located in you Student Living reception area.

Yes Please

British Heart Foundation
  • Clean and reusable items – clothing, paired shoes, books, CD’s & DVD’s, small electricals (e.g., hairdryers, toasters) pans and crockery​
Food Donations
  • All unopened, non-perishable and in-date food items

No Thanks

British Heart Foundation
  • Dirty and damaged items
  • Sharp items such as knives
  • Duvets, pillows and bedsheets
  • Toiletries and laundry items
  • General waste
Food Donations
  • Opened items and out-of-date food items

…then recycle what’s left

Do your bit and recycle as much of your rubbish as possible

For students living in Briarfields, Needham Court and Oxford Court, please see separate information for your halls here.

What to put in your blue paper and card recycling bin

Clean and dry items:

  • All cardboard and paper items

Clean and unbroken:

  • Glass bottles and jars

What to put in your green plastic bottle and can recycling bin

Clean and rinsed items:

  • Plastic bottles
  • Cans and tins
  • Tin foil and foil trays

What to put out in your glass recycling bin

Since 2012, donations from students have helped raise over £2.5 million for the British Heart Foundation – Thank you!

Best reuse and waste prevention project of 2017 (CIWM Sustainability and Resource Awards).

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