What is it?

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 CollectiveS6 FoodbankSt 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):

  • Use our DONATE points at the University of Sheffield Residences, the Students’ Union and all around the city
  • Food Drive
  • Recycling using your Blue Bins and Blue Boxes
  • Lots of ways to give to charity, pass things on and upcycle

Living in privately rented accommodation?

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

In print

You can pick up info leaflets from the SU, the Student Advice Centre, the Residences and propertywithUS. 

Alternatively, you can download a copy here.

Sheffield Hallam students

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.

Moving out - The Residences

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.

For more information see the Accomodation Services website, Facebook or Twitter.

Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TG
Registered Charity Number: 1147855