Donate, Don't Waste it is about reducing waste and supporting charities.
It's a city-wide partnership between the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield City Council working with local charities that include Sheffield Food Collective, S6 Foodbank, St Vincent’s, The Conservation Volunteers, St Luke’s Hospice and a national charity, the British Heart Foundation.
Donate, Don't Waste supports students moving out of residences or rented houses and helps you to recycle and pass on as much as possible to reduce the tonnes of stuff that gets binned each year.
There are lots of options (see elsewhere on these pages for detailed instructions):
British Heart Foundation collection points have been distributed throughout the main areas of student homes and you can find their location on our map.
If you have any good quality clothes, books, CDs, DVDs and small electrical items to dispose of, you can donate them to the British Heart Foundation using either official bags or any sturdy plastic bags. You can collect these bags from your Students’ Union or University accommodation service. Then take the bags to one of the many designated DONATE points shown on the map.
Important: No duvets please. Please do not leave these bags on the street as they will not be collected
You can pick up info leaflets from the SU, the Student Advice Centre, the Residences and propertywithUS.
Alternatively, you can download a copy here.
If you’re a Hallam student, head on over to hallamstudentsunion.com/donatedontwaste for info about where to donate and where to collect your Donate, Don’t Waste packs.
At key moving out times, the University of Sheffield runs Donate, Don’t Waste at the residences to help you donate unwanted items. Bag up your donations and take your items to your nearest donation point. There are loads around the residences. Check out the map to find your nearest one.
Take any knives and sharp objects to the secure blue bins in The Edge, The Ridge or Allen Court common room.
Please do not donate TVs, pillows or glasses.
Anything you can’t reuse, recycle or donate at the end of the year can be placed in one of the council’s red sacks. Anything in these will be incinerated by the council, so they are a LAST RESORT.
You can get 2 red sacks per person if you live in private rented accommodation. Collect your red sacks, along with your donation sacks, from:
If your house appears on one of the roads marked by a black line on our map, place your filled red sacks out for collection on the dates that will be publicised at the end fo the year. Red sacks need to be carefully filled and placed for collection on the kerbside between these dates and the council will remove them within 48 hours.
If you live in an area not highlighted on the map, please place your red sacks out for collection next to your black bin on its scheduled collection day between these dates.
Remember the mantra: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
It might be too late to reduce what you’ve already bought but there are plenty of reuse and recycle options for you. If you can’t make use of what we have to offer through Donate, Don’t Waste remember you can also:
Our food drive is done and dusted for Summer 2016 (we collected over 3000 items thanks to you all!!!) but we'll be back again at Christmas and Summer 2017. Don't chuck your non-perishable stuff out at those times because it can help feed people who are struggling.
You will be able to donate your non-perishable food items at:
Keep an eye out for dates nearer the time.
We have worked with Sheffield Food Collective and S6 Food bank to minimise food waste and donate to food banks. At Christmas 2015, we collected well over an amazing 1000 items! These items are donated to food banks benefiting several local charities.