Give it, don’t bin it
for The University of Manchester on-campus students

You make good things happen.

Since 2012, donations from students have helped raised the equivalent of £2.4 million for the British Heart Foundation – Thank you! Last year alone Manchester student’s…

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

A massive £550,000 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 1957 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

Donate your clothing, paired shoes, books, CDs and DVDs, clean pots, pans and crockery and small working electrical goods (toasters, hairdryers, radios, etc).

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 on City Campus

  • Chandos Hall
  • Whitworth Park- Thorncliffe House
  • Whitworth Park- Leamington House
  • Wright Robinson Hall
  • George Kenyon Hall
  • Weston Hall

BHF collection banks on Fallowfield Campus

  • Ashburne Hall & Sheavyn House – Behrens House
  • Oak House –  The Mall
  • Owens Park- Tower
  • Owens Park Large Donation Container
  • Owens Park, The Limes
  • Richmond Park – car park
  • Unsworth Park – Armitage Centre car park
  • Woolton Hall & Trees Court- Between Green and The Limes 

BHF collection banks on Victoria Campus

  • Dalton-Ellis Hall & Canterbury Court – Denison Road entrance to car park
  • Hulme Hall, Oxford Place – Hulme Hall car park by the lawn for all surrounding buildings.
  • Opal Gardens
  • St Anselm’s Hall
  • St Gabriels Hall

Other BHF collection banks

  • Opposite Aquatic Centre Car Park
  • Rear of Humanities
  • The Mill


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 as possible

What to put in the blue bins

  • Cardboard and Packaging
  • Catalogues
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Envelopes
  • Cartons

What to put in the brown bins

  • Plastic bottles
  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars
  • Food tins
  • Drinks cans
  • Foil trays
  • Tin foil
  • Aerosols

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

University of Manchester

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