Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Moving out?

If you're moving out and have lots of things you no longer want, there are lots of ways you can make sure it goes to a good home.

End of year collections

Look out for end of year item collections at campus and self-catering properties between May and June.

The SHRUB co-op's end of year collections see tonnes of household goods, clothes and books saved from landfill as students move out of halls of residence. They then store things over the summer and give it all away to new students for free in September!

Find out more about the collections

Pass on specific items

Books Better World Books, the SHRUB co-op or local charity shops
Clothing and miscellaneous items Local charity shops
Bedding Local charities
Bulky items Arrange pickup by Edinburgh City Council
Sealed, in date food Food banks and food sharing groups

Take a look at Changeworks' handy guide for recycling unwanted items:

Too good to waste