What is Junkbusters?

Junkbusters is a joint project between the Guild of Students and the University. Every year, we hit the streets of Selly Oak and collect your unwanted clothes, books and household items to raise money for The British Heart Foundation. We collected £32,000 worth of donated items last year and have raised over £135,000 for the charity since 2011.

How does it work?

  1. Our Community Wardens will deliver your Junkbusters collection bag, stickered up with all the collection dates and information you need
  2. Fill up your bag with your unwanted items that you want to donate
  3. Put out your bag outside your front door BEFORE MIDDAY on your next collection date
  4. We’ll head out on ECO-1, our environmentally friendly milk float, to pick up all your donations
  5. Your unwanted items will be sent to the British Heart Foundation where they’ll turn your junk into thousands of pounds worth of lifesaving cardiovascular research. Everyone wins!

What can we collect?

  • Clothes and shoes
  • CDs & DVDs
  • Books
  • Kitchenware
  • Stationery
  • Small electrical items in full working condition (other than rice cookers)
  • Knickknacks and other saleable items
  • We will accept unopened, non-perishable food at our drop off points as well for B30 Foodbank!

Junkbusters Float Collection along with Collection bags donated from the local area

Dates for this year (2019)

If you live in the Bournbrook area of Selly Oak, we’ll be collecting from your doorstep every Monday in June, and will be holding drop-off points on Coronation Road every Friday in June.

Not sure if you live in Bournbrook? The bag delivered through your door will tell you whether your area is having Friday collections or the ones listed below.

Dates of Collection

March Collection

  • 21st March


  • 31st May
  • 7th June
  • 14th June
  • 21st June
  • 28th June


  • 3rd June
  • 10th June
  • 17th June
  • 24st June
  • 1st July
  • 5th July

Saturday & Sunday Collections

  • 29th June
  • 30th June

Did you know...

  • 1 donation bag could be worth as much as £15 to the British heart foundation
  • 10 donated bags of unwanted items could fund one full day of BHF Heart Nursing Care
  • 100 donated bags could fund a young scientist for a week to help find a cure
  • 1000 donated bags of unwanted items could help up to 40 young heart patients regain their confidence

Volunteer with us

Volunteer for us, bust some junk, and help change lives! If you are available to help on any of the collection days above, or if you’d be interested in delivering our collection bags to houses, contact us via any of the means below.


If you need some more bags or are interested in volunteering with us, please contact us:

Email: community@guild.bham.ac.uk

Or call: 0121 251 2502

Alternatively, pop into the Guild and collect from Guild Advice.

You can follow the project on social media by:

Liking our Facebook page or following us on Twitter

Contact Us

Comm. Wardens - 0121 415 8968

Guild Advice - 0121 415 8965

Guild Lettings - 0121 415 8376

Student Mentors - 0121 415 8967

Global Buddies - 0121 415 8963
















Meet your officer team

Every year, a team of Officers are elected by YOU to help you get the best out of Birmingham. Each officer leads a different part of the Union on your behalf – click on their faces to find out what they do and how to get in touch…

Latest Student Deals

Advertise with The Guild of Students - click here
TOA Taxis - Call us on 0121 427 8888 or visit www.
Advertise with The Guild of Students - click here