Current Students

Don't waste it, donate it!


As we come toward the end of term, we are promoting our waste, recycling and charity collection scheme, set up in partnership with Nottingham City Council.

The campaign includes British Heart Foundation charity donation bins, a drop-off point for food parcel donations and a ‘Horse and Dray’ coming to the streets of Lenton on 9th June 2016, collecting your reusable items directly from your doorstep!

Our aim is to ensure that moving out at the end of term is stress free, leaves our communities clean and provides invaluable support to local and national charities.

British Heart Foundation banks

From the end of May British Heart Foundation banks can be found on your way to university in the following locations:

- Canning Circus Car Park
- Ilkeston Road/Midland Road (adjacent to Nottingham 1 development)
- Corner of Garden Street and Ilkeston Road
- Footpath adjacent to Lenton Lodge, Derby Road
- Corner of Willoughby Street/Park Road (by Tesco Express)
- Outside Dunkirk Community Centre

You can donate a range of items, anything that can be sold in a BHF shop such as clothing, shoes, handbags, DVDs, CDs, small electricals and books. Click here for a list of things that can’t be accepted.


Food Bank donations

If you have any non-perishable food items left at the end of term, these can be put to excellent use by Tommy’s, who will redistribute food to people in need in the local community, helping to fight food poverty.

Please drop off any non-perishable food items to Tommy’s c/o Thomas Helwys Baptist Church, Church Street, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 1SJ, Monday-Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm

Horse and Dray

On 9th June, we will be taking to the streets of Lenton. An old-fashioned horse and dray with coachmen will be leading the way as Nottingham City Council collect any reusable items. We will email students on the streets we are visiting to let you know when we will be in the area and what you need to do.

Disposal of general household waste

Remember that as a tenant, it is your responsibility to remove all rubbish from your property and front/back gardens before you leave. Rubbish left on the pavement for collection outside of the collection window could result in a Community Protection Warning Notice from Nottingham City Council. Likewise, landlords may be able to deduct money from any deposit given for rubbish left in the property or gardens.


We’ve put together a few tips to help you:

Plan ahead!

Check your bin day and make sure your waste is disposed of on that date. Waste should be presented after 4pm the day before collection; and bins should be removed as soon as possible following collection.

Got extra household waste?

Present any extra waste neatly and securely in bin bags on your green bin collection day only. If you don’t know your bin day, please click here.


Recycle as many items as you can to help reduce waste. Please put items into your recycling bin individually and not in plastic bags.

Bulky items

Book a FREE Bulky Waste Collection online or call 0115 915 2000. The teams will remove any large items of household waste such as mattresses, wardrobes or fridges. You have to be on the electoral register to use this service.

For further information on how to manage your household waste, visit the Nottingham City Council website or call 0115 915 2000.

recycle bin


Posted on Tuesday 17th May 2016

Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353