The BIG Student Clearout


The Students’ Union in partnership with the University services run a Reuse scheme called ‘The Big Student Clear Out’  at the end of the summer term to divert unwanted items from landfill and back into the community for positive use.

This is campus and community wide asking those who live in halls, off campus students, and staff  to donate anything they no longer need as the academic year drawers to a close.

The project aims to collect anything and everything that’s clean and reusable. We collaboratively call for items such as clothes, kitchen equipment, working electrical items and sealed or non perishable food (in date).

Last year over a tonne of stuff was donated and diverted from landfill! 

These items are then sorted and distributed to local charities. This year the charities we are donating items to include:

  • Cancer Research
  • Freshfields
  • Mind
  • Ormskirk Food Bank 
  • Southport Soup Kitchen 
  • The Whitechapel Centre


In order to donate you simply need to put any items you wish to give in to one of the designated green bin liners and either leave these in your halls of residence kitchens to be collected or drop off at the SU Reception, upstairs in the Hub. ( Please do not put sharp items in these bags. Instead leave them in a shoebox next to your donated bag, or bring directly the Students’ Union reception in the Hub.)

For those of you that live in halls we will be dropping off the bin liners so all you have to do is simply fill them. For all those students who live off campus that wish to donate the bin liners can be collected (free of charge) from the SU Reception. 


Happy Donating!!