Give it, don’t bin it; donate your unwanted items to charity!

What is Give it, don’t bin it?

Give it, don’t bin it is a city-wide campaign which encourages you to donate your clothes, books, electricals and unopened, non-perishable food to charity to help those in need.

When you move out of your accommodation, simply drop your unwanted items at a local donation bank and recycle your waste.

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You make good things happen

Your items go to the British Heart Foundation and Manchester Central Foodbank to raise funds and redistribute food to the people who need it.

Last year students donated an amazing 211 tonnes of items to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), which raised a massive £376,005 to help support lifesaving research and treatments. Students also donated the equivalent of 1360 meals, which helped local people experiencing food poverty.


What can I donate?

To the red British Heart Foundation donation points around campus, Fallowfield & the City Centre:

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

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To the Foodbank donation points in MMU Student Living Receptions & Manchester Student Homes office, Fallowfield:

Unopened, non-perishable food items such as long-life milk, pasta, rice, soup, beans.

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Unfortunately, your duvets cannot be recycled so please take them home with you, or give them to a friend to re-use. Please do not put them in the British Heart Foundation donation points.


Where are my nearest donation points?

Food donations

Donation points are located in Manchester Met Student Living receptions and in Manchester Student Homes, Fallowfield.


British Heart Foundation donations

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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 and 1 by the bus stop.

Cheshire Campus

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


Fallowfield, Withington, Rusholme & the City Centre

There are loads of donation points across Manchester. Visit to find your closest donation point.


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.

If you have any questions about recycling – get in touch with us by emailing or visit Manchester City Council’s website.

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