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

You make good things happen.

Since 2012, donations from students have helped raise up to £1.3 million for the British Heart Foundation – Thank you!

DONATED
A whopping 211 tonnes of items donated to the British Heart Foundation

WHICH RAISED
A massive £376,005 to help support lifesaving research and treatments

AND FUNDED
52 Heartstart schemes
530 defibrillators awarded
350,892 free heart health resources
277 organisations CPR trained
26 British Heart Foundation Retail Shops

AND DONATED
The equivalent of 4,000 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

Unwanted items will be donated to

Donate your unwanted items

Simply put your unwanted items into a British Heart Foundation bag and drop them off at any one of the donation banks before you leave. British Heart Foundation donation banks are located across our campuses.

Extra bags are available from your local reception area.

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

BHF Collection Banks in Cheshire

Student Accommodation

  • Booth Hall on the Avenue

University buildings

  • Student Union entrance way
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 knifes
  • 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

What to put in your blue paper and card recycling bin

Clean and dry items:

  • All cardboard and paper items

What to out in your glass recycling bin

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

Since 2012, donations from students have helped raise up to £1.3 million for the British Heart Foundation – Thank you! 

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

Contact Us

Steve Marsden, Neighbourhood Officer, South Neighbourhood Team

@mmuenvironment

@mmuenvironment

[email protected]