MATTRESSES, bedside tables, food, clothes and kitchen utensils all bound for the dump have been donated to vulnerable city residents by Sheffield students.
The students have recycled more than four tonnes of household goods as part of the Bring it Don’t Bin It scheme, run by the University of Sheffield’s Accommodation and Commercial Services, Environment Team and Students’ Union. Further to this, they have been investing in a range of green products available at various eco friendly companies in a bid to further reduce their carbon footprint.
The graduates, who are leaving their homes in Sheffield for the last time, donated 58 mattresses, 25 bedside units and thousands of bags of food, clothing and kitchen utensils.
Pat McGrath, director of accommodation and commercial services said: “As part of our mission to do our bit for the environment and contribute what we can to the local community, we encouraged students leaving university accommodation to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle,’ by donating their unwanted goods instead of throwing them away.
“We’re extremely proud of the scheme, which has grown massively since it was launched four years ago. Not only has it cut down on waste from students leaving Sheffield, it has benefited those who need help most in our city.”
Charities to benefit are St Vincent’s Furniture Store, St Luke’s Hospice, Shelter and Conservation Volunteers.