Give it, don’t bin it – a student move out collection and recycling campaign

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What is Give it, don’t bin it?

Give it, don’t bin it is a Manchester Met & city-wide student move out and recycling campaign.

It is all about making sure that your unwanted items are donated to our charity partners, and that you do your bit and help recycle as much of your rubbish as possible.

If you are moving out of accommodation, simply drop your unwanted items at a local donation bank and recycle your waste.


You make good things happen

We work with our charity partners to raise funds and redistribute food to the people who need it.

Last year students donated an amazing 169 tonnes of items to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), which raised a massive £322,000 to help support lifesaving research and treatments. Students also donated the equivalent of 2000 meals, which helped local people experiencing food poverty.

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What to donate

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



Please take your duvets home with you, or give them to a friend, as we are unable to recycle them.


Food donations

We are collecting your surplus food to donate to local foodbanks. Please make sure food items are unopened and non-perishable, such as tins, packets and cartons. Donation points are located in most halls of residence reception areas.

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Where are my nearest BHF donation points?GIDBI donation

Manchester Campus- All Saints 

  • The Union reception
  • Geoffrey Manton reception
  • Benzie reception
  • Business School reception
  • John Dalton reception
  • All Saints reception
  • All Saints Student Living: external donation point opposite Cavendish entrance, 2 external donation points by Cambridge reception.

Manchester Campus- Birley

  • Brooks Building reception
  • Birley student Living: all laundry rooms, Vine reception & 2 larger donation points outside Warde townhouses.

Cheshire Campus

  • Cheshire Student Union reception
  • Booth Student Living reception & outside on the avenue


Remember to recycle!

Did you know that by recycling 1 glass bottle, you will have saved enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes?!

Do your bit and remember to recycle as much of your rubbish as possible before you move out.

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