Skip to main content

Say Goodbye to Clutter and Hello to our Donation Banks!

Category
Blog Posts
Circular Economy
Date

A bright green clothing donation bank and a grey glass recycling bank

Is your room feeling chaotic from clutter? Perhaps you and your housemates have an impractical amount of kitchenware? If you're feeling overwhelmed by excess stuff, it's time to take action! 

This article is part of our Moving Out campaign. The aim is to help reduce the stress of moving out through three steps to sort your excess stuff – barter it, bank it and bin it!

We’ve teamed up with Leeds Beckett, Leeds Arts, Leeds City Council and UniPol to make it easier than ever to declutter and donate your unwanted items. Whether it's books, kitchenware, or clothes, you'll find recycling and donation points located near your residence. Read on to learn more and find your closest drop-off points.


What can I donate? 

  • Clothing, towels, sheets, blankets, curtains or shoes at our four new Revive Charity Banks
  • Small kitchenware (pots, pans, utensils), books, shoes, small working electricals, and clothes at the British Heart Foundation Charity Banks
  • Books at the Little Free Libraries community cabinets
  • Small electricals such as chargers and kettles at Electrical Items Banks
  • Empty glass bottles at Glass Recycling Banks
  • Bulkier items (such as furniture) can be donated at Kirkstall Recycling Centre or Meanwood Recycling Centre

You can also make food donations to Rainbow Junktion Community Café. Take your food to the café at All Hallows Church, LS6 1NP between 10am to 4pm, Monday, Thursday & Friday. Find out more about what food you can donate by clicking on this link.

All donations should be in a clean and saleable condition. If you have any doubt on what you can or can't donate, please email sustainability@leeds.ac.uk.


Where are the donation banks? 

The drop off points are located throughout Leeds' residential areas, so you’re always just a short walk away from them!

We've listed the locations of all 14 donation banks on the following Google Map:

Donation Bank Locations

Where will my donated stuff go? Leeds Revive shop.

This year, we've partnered with Revive Reuse to introduce four new clothing donation banks in the local community. These green donation banks are hard to miss and serve as easy drop-off points! By donating, you're not only decluttering but also supporting important causes. Revive Reuse's profits benefit their member charities SLATE and SVP, meaning you’ll be making a positive difference. 

Items you donate to the temporary British Heart Foundation (BFH) banks will help stock the local Leeds BHF charity shops helping to raise funds for their research into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them

Together, let's spring clean for sustainability! Declutter your space, donate your items, and make a positive impact on our community and the planet.

Moving out with Unipol

a graphic with the text barter it, bank it, bin it

This summer we’ve teamed up with Unipol to help make moving out less stressful. Our three steps to a clutter free life are barter it, bank it and bin it. If you can't sell or swap your items you can always donate them in one of the many donation banks we've installed around Leeds.

You can get more advice on moving out and find out more about how to deal with extra stuff with Unipol.


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide our activity. Our work on social impact is linked to the following SDGs:

  • Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 17: Partnerships

Find out more about our impact on the SDGs.

United Nation Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced inequalitiesUnited Nation Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communitiesUnited Nation Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals