University of Bath

Donating your unwanted items to charity when you move out of University accommodation

You can have a lot to take home when you move out of student accommodation at the end of term. Save space and donate your unwanted items to charity.

Where to donate

There are several places to donate your unwanted items to charity when you are moving out.

You can donate items in by placing them in the crates in your kitchen or social space, and British Heart Foundation or Children's Society donation banks.

Charity donation bank locations

British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation donation banks can be found on campus in the following locations:

  • BHF bank next to the WAC/Bin Store B
  • BHF bank next to Bin Store E and Eastwood Houses 24-31
  • BHF bank in between Quads Bay and Solsbury Court

Children's Society bank locations

Children's Society donation banks can be found on campus in the following locations:

  • Children’s Society Bank next to Bin Store C in between Wolfson and Derhill
  • Children’s Society Bank next to Bin Store D by Eastwood Houses 1-19

What to donate

You can donate the following items.

British Heart Foundation donation banks

  • Clean clothing and shoes
  • Bed sheets, duvet covers and and pillowcases
  • Books
  • Stationary
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Bags and accessories
  • Ornaments and other decorative pieces

Children's Society donation banks

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Crates in kitchens and social spaces

  • Electrical goods
  • Nonperishable foods for food banks
  • Cookware (pots, pans and utensils)
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery

Use your normal waste and recycling bins for all other waste.

How to donate

To donate your items, place them in a donation bag.

You should have been given a donation bag but if you haven't got one, or need extra bags, you can get a donation bag from the East Accommodation Centre and West Accommodation Centre.

Take your filled donation bag to a donation bank, or the bin store in your kitchen or social space.

Place cookware, electricals and nonperishable food items in the crates provided in your kitchen or social space.

When to donate

The donation banks are in place throughout the academic year.

Crates will be placed in your accommodation towards the end of term, usually in May, and will be available until the end of your accommodation contract.