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Recycling and waste disposal for students

Every year, tonnes of waste gets left on Leicester’s streets, much of which could be donated, recycled or reused. When you move out this summer, it's easy to do it the right way.

Further information

What can I donate?

  • Clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories
  • Books
  • Computer games, CDs and DVDs
  • Electrical items
  • Crockery, cookware and homeware
  • NO – Duvets, pillows, food, knives, hangers, dirty/damaged items

Where can I donate?

Items can be taken to British Heart Foundation donation banks, which will be situated at the following locations between Thursday 10 May until Friday 13 July 2018. Please place items in tied bags.

Clarendon Park

  • Victoria Park
    • Bank located at the entrance near Victoria Park Health Centre, with the recycling banks.
  • Queens Road
    • Bank located at the top of Queens road, on the corner of Victoria Park Road, opposite the park entrance.
  • Welford Road
    • Bank located at the end of Thurlow Road, where it reaches Welford Road (no vehicle access from Welford Road).


  • Britton Street
    • Bank located at the end of Briton Street before the pedestrian bridge to enter Bede Park.
  • Upperton Road donation bank will be installed next week
    • Bank located at the end of Sheffield Street, where it reaches Upperton Road (no vehicle access from Upperton Road).


  • Jarrom Street
    • Bank located on the corner of Jarrom Street and Havelock street.

University halls

If you live in halls, there are also donation banks organised by the universities at the following locations:

  • Lumis
  • Liberty Court
  • New Wharf Hall
  • Digby Hall
  • Lasdun Halls
  • Shirley House
  • John Foster Hall
  • Beaumont Hall
  • Beaumont House
  • Freemen’s Common
  • Nixon Court
  • Bowder Court
  • Brendon House.


Have rubbish or unwanted items that won't fit in your bin?

Have rubbish or unwanted items that won't fit in your bin?

If you live on Lytton Road, Hartopp Road, Bulwer Road, Welford Road, Blue Fox Close, Barclay Street, Paton Street, Jarrom Street, Windermere Street or Brazil Street you can arrange for a free ‘student waste collection’ when you move out.
Book a free student waste collection

Not in the trial area and still need large items collecting?

Not in the trial area and still need large items collecting?

You can still book for us to collect large items and extra black bags to be collected with our free bulky waste service.
Arrange a bulky waste collection

Visit our recycling centres

Visit our recycling centres

You can recycle a wide range of materials and dispose of your domestic rubbish at our household waste recycling centres. Our centres are free to use.
Find your nearest recycling centre

 Tips to help you avoid a fine or landlord charge

  • Do not leave your bin or any (un-booked) waste on pavements or highways when you move out – this could result in a fine from the council of £400.
  • If you leave waste inside the property or in the garden/yard area you may lose some of your deposit to pay for its removal.
  • If your landlord fly-tips the waste you’ve left behind, you may be investigated for fly-tipping, so we always recommend you dispose of your waste yourself.
  • When you leave, your bin should be left on the property. Check your contract or ask your landlord about whether you can leave waste in your bin when you leave.

If you're still unsure about what to do with your waste when you move out, send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.