Halls of Residence
End of year Donation Scheme
Student donations are collected and given to local charities at the end of each academic year (normally around May or June). This scheme not only contribute to charities to which help cancer research or world poverty, it also saves tonnes of unnecessary waste going to landfill.
We always need volunteers to help us sort the donations, so please contact us if you are interested.
'At my place we rinse all the glass and plastic bottles out and then peel off the labels. Junk mail, magazines and paper can be bundled together and cardboard separated into another box. When my mates come over they always comment on all the different collections of rubbish we have, and how they wish they made the effort too. "Oh you’re so good!" they say. I just tell them it takes seconds, and that every week we only have a small carrier bag worth of actual rubbish to put out. After a party it’s a real challenge to see how many bags of cans we can send off for recycling!'
'Waste is a main issue in Kingston, but with the residential recycling collections, we can make a difference and reduce litter going into landfill.'
Moving out of halls?
In 2006 we put huge bins at each halls of residence and collected around 6 tonnes of perfectly good items that students simply couldn't take home that summer. Donate your unwanted clothes, furniture, kitchenware and appliances to the University, and we will send them all to local charities in the End of Year Donation scheme.