Junkbusters finding a novelty way to make good use of unwanted student belongings

The annual initiative which has been running since 2011, not only collects stude

The annual initiative which has been running since 2011, not only collects students’ unwanted clothes, books and household items, but has also raised over 135,000 for the British Heart Foundation

A joint project between the Guild of Students and the University of Birmingham will be running in Selly Oak this month, to collect unwanted items that students would otherwise have thrown away following the end of the academic year.

The annual initiative which has been running since 2011, not only collects students’ unwanted clothes, books and household items, but has also raised over 135,000 for the British Heart Foundation. This year, the Guild of Students Community Wardens will be out in Selly Oak from 1-3pm every Friday in June and on ’move-out day’ (Wednesday 30th June) in a Covid secure way, to collect donations for Junkbusters. All students need to do is fill up a bin bag with good quality, unwanted items and bring it to the stalls, located below:

  • Corner of Heeley Road and Dartmouth Road
  • Corner of Dawlish Road and Coronation Road
  • Corner of Bournbrook Road and Raddlebarn road

A full list of what the Junkbusters scheme will collect can be found here. The scheme is also open to local residents within the community who may want to donate their unwanted items too.

Tobi Adeyemi, President of the Guild of Students, said ’Our annual Junkbusters collections are a really great way for students and also local residents, to have a good clear out at the end of the year while not sending any additional items to landfill; safe in the knowledge that they’re raising money for the British Heart Foundation. The amount of money that the unwanted items have raised for the charity over the years is amazing, and I really hope our students can help that figure increase, this year’.

If students are moving out of University halls, then the Junkbusters team have set up British Heart Foundation boxes set up in the Reception of several halls. Full details of this can also be found here.

For more information please contact Hasan Salim Patel , Communications Manager (Arts, Law and Social Sciences) on +44 (0)7966 311 409 or out of hours office number on +44 (0)7580 744943.

The University of Birmingham is ranked amongst the world’s top 100 institutions, and its work brings people from across the world to Birmingham, including researchers and teachers and more than 6,500 international students from nearly 150 countries.


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