We're now accepting Re-Use donations

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Summer is calling and it's that time of the year again, time to embrace your year-end feels, pack things up, wipe those tears and wrap the year. But before you step out for the summer...

Have you been looking for a place to get rid of your odds and ends that you don’t know what to do with? Here is your solution!

You can donate your unwanted items to the Re-Use Fair – a programme that promotes Re-Use, not only to help students, but to also help reduce waste, resource use and carbon emissions.

See below for what we WILL and WON’T accept, how to store items and where your nearest drop-off point is. Plus, don't forget to make sure that all items are securely stored in double bins bags, zipped bags, or a securable container.

We will accept
  • Clean and washed bedding – duvets (single and double), sheets & pillows
  • Clean and washed towels
  • Clean crockery and kitchenware*
  • Other useful items (i.e. clothing hangers)
  • Toiletries (full, closed bottles)
  • Cleaning products
  • Books (not course books)
We unfortunately cannot accept
  • Any fresh food of any kind - please donate non-perishable food to Bow Food Bank or to the SU Student Food Pantry.
  • Clothes and shoes – please donate to the British Heart Foundation bins on campus
  • Open and part-filled toiletries
  • Plastic wallets, ring binders
  • Items NOT stored in double bin bags, zipped bags, a bag for life, or a securable container.

Please donate any other items to residents staying longer, other charities where relevant, or dispose of these in the general waste bin.

Drop-off locations and times

For Mile End residents:

Residences Reception, France House:

  • 18th & 19th of May (11am-5pm)
  • 25th & 26th of May (11am-5pm)

Student’s Union Hub Reception:

  • Monday to Friday: 7th to 31st May (10am-8pm)
  • 3rd to 7th June (10am-4pm)

For Dawson Hall residents:

Bring items to the foyer of the building during the following dates and times:

  • 22nd May (4pm-5pm)
  • 29th May (4pm-6pm)
  • 13th June (3pm-5pm)

For Floyer House residents:

Bring items to the foyer of the building during the following dates and times:

  • 20th May (5pm-6pm)
  • 29th May (4pm-6pm)
  • 12th June (3pm-5pm)
Further information

**All knives must be removed and handed over in a towel in a separate bag (e.g. sandwich bag or tied plastic bag etc.) or a secured container (such as a Tupperware box) - to prevent injury and ensure secure storage.**?

Items must be securely stored in double bins bags, zipped bags, or a securable container.

If the drop off times are not convenient for you, please donate your unwanted items to the British Heart Foundation donation banks*, located between Beaumont Court and Creed Court, or between Maynard and Varey House, Bow Food Bank Boxes or to the nearest charity shop.You may also consider donating any unopened and unused food items to the Queen Mary Students' Union Food Pantry for fellow students to use.

Any broken items or garbage must be disposed in the recycling or general waste bins. Thank you. ?

Find out more about how Queen Mary Students' Union is being green here and follow Queen Mary Sustainability on Instagram to stay up to date with the latest green news and events.

If you have any questions please contact QMSU Hub reception at su-qmsu.reception@qmul.ac.uk or the Residences Reception using residences-reception@qmul.ac.uk.


  • Blankets
  • Carpets/Rugs
  • Cushions/Pillows
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Paper?
  • Quilts
  • Rags
  • Rubbish
  • Videos?



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