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Big Campus Clear Out

Donate unwanted items and reduce your waste. This page covers what items we accept and how you can organise them.

Each year, lots of waste is generated when students move out of their accommodation, including unwanted food and household goods. Often, many of these items are still in good condition. Instead of throwing them out, why not donate your reusable items?

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We understand that moving out can take a lot of effort, which is why we want to make it as easy as possible for our on-campus residents to reduce their waste, donate unwanted items, and have a positive impact on those in need. The Big Campus Clear Out campaign is led by our Corporate Sustainability team. The team collect the unwanted food and household items left in halls and donate them to local charities and our student community. This promotes a circular economy by keeping items out of waste streams.

How it works

  1. After Spring break, bags and boxes are provided to on-campus residents
  2. Residents are asked to organise unwanted items using the instructions below
  3. We then ask that residents leave behind organised items in their halls
  4. Our Housekeeping team will collect all donations from halls and take them to be donated and reused
  5. Items are donated to charity
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What we accept

To be left on bedroom desk
To be put into green bags
To be put into kitchen containers
We cannot accept

Where do donations go?

In 2024, items will be donated to:

Tawd Vale Lions Club
A local foodbank

Want to volunteer?

Contact the Corporate Sustainability team at to see how you can get involved with the project.