Sustainability
   
   
  

End of term

lentonstudents
It's easy to donate your clothes, books, electricals and food to charity when you move out
 
 
Request a personalised travel plan of your options for travelling from your new accomodation to campus, with options for walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing.
 
 
Blackwell's bookshop are running their second-hand buy back scheme, where you can sell your textbooks and recoup some of the costs. 
 
 

Living on campus 

Pack for good

The University of Nottingham has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to provide donation points in each hall of residence on campus. The message is simple – make packing easier by donating your unwanted stuff. You can donate nearly anything to BHF donation points within the hall, including books, electricals, furniture, ornaments and clothes. The only thing the banks can’t take are duvets and pillows.

Each hall will have a donation point, and there are large on street banks at Ancaster, Sherwood and Melton hall car parks if you have a lot of stuff to donate.

At Sutton Bonington there is a donation bank near the James Cameron-Gifford library.

By donating to BHF you are supporting the the charity, diverting waste from landfill and saving thousands of Kgs of CO2 from entering the waste stream. Read about the campaign here. 

BHF Collection point in halls
 

Recycle it right

Make sure you separate your recycling and general waste when getting ready to move out of your accomodation. Most items from your room can be recycled - have a look at the most common items.

General waste

Before disposing of something in the general waste, consider if it could be donated via British Heart Foundation bins, or recycled if it is waste. Have a look at items that should go in the general waste.

 

Donate your leftover food 

You can donate all unopened non-perishable food items (tins, pasta, and packets) to local food banks via drop off points on campus.

The Students' Union run a food bank donation point outside of the SPAR shop on Level B of Portland building.

At Sutton Bonington you can donate food at Bonington SV reception.

Food bank donation point at SU shop
 

Living off campus 

BHF bank Ilkeston Road

Pack for good

The University of Nottingham has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation to site donation banks located in our most densely populated student areas. The message is simple – make packing easier by donating your unwanted stuff. You can donate nearly anything to a local big red BHF bank, including books, electricals, furniture, ornaments and clothes. The only thing the banks can’t take are duvets and pillows. 

 

By donating to BHF you are supporting the the charity, diverting waste from landfill and saving thousands of Kgs of CO2 from entering the waste stream. Read about the campaign here. 

 

Donation bank locations from April 2019

 Map of off campus BHF donation points in Nottingham

 You can also view this map as a PDF PDF file icon

Recycle it right

The more items you can recycle will free up space in your general waste bin and prevent excessive bags spilling out of bins into the street.

Common mistakes when recycling household waste:

  • Don’t bag it! Recyclable items need to be clean, dry and loose. Bagging before binning contaminates the recycling – keep it loose
  • Pizza – Greasy pizza boxes need to go into general waste and not recycling
  • Juice Cartons – Tetra packs often can’t be recycled

Nottingham Recycling

Broxtowe (Beeston) Recycling

Kegworth Recycling

Household waste

By keeping on top of your household waste during the last term it saves any unwanted big pile ups in the last couple of weeks.

Make sure you get the right wheelie bin out for collection at the right time, check your bin calendar below.

If you live in Nottingham City you can make this super easy by signing up for the  #LoveYourBin email alert service from Nottingham City Council.

Nottingham City bin collections

Broxtowe (Beeston) bin collections

Kegworth bin collections

 
food donation

Donate your leftover food

You can donate all unopened non-perishable food items (tins, pasta, and packets) to local foodbanks.

Lenton and Dunkirk – Thomas Helwys Baptist Church (Tommy’s)

Beeston –  Hope House

Kegworth –  Kegworth Parish Council Office

You can also donate non-perishable food on campus.

 

Sustainability Team

Estate Office, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Email: sustainability@nottingham.ac.uk