Junkbusters - Guild of Students


What is Junkbusters?

Junkbusters is a joint project between the Guild of Students and the University. Every year, we go out into Selly Oak and collect your unwanted clothes, books and household items to raise money for the British Heart Foundation - since 2011, we have raised over £135,000!

Our 2021 collection is a little different, given the ongoing Covid restrictions, but we still want to collect your items and raise money for our charity partners!

June collections

The Community Wardens will be out in Selly Oak from 1-3pm every Friday in June and on move-out day (Wednesday 30th June) to collect your donations for Junkbusters.

There will be 3 stalls across Bournbrook that you can bring your donations to:

  • Corner of Heeley Road and Dartmouth Road
  • Corner of Dawlish Road and Coronation Road
  • Corner of Bournbrook Road and Raddlebarn road

If you’re moving out of halls, there are British Heart Foundation boxes set up in your Reception, where you can leave your items to donate. These are located:

  • Host Metalworks Reception
  • Pritchatts Park Reception
  • Vale Reception (Shackleton)
  • Chamberlain
  • Bournbrook (from Monday 14th June)
  • Jarratt Hall (permanent bank)
  • Battery Park

The Hall Reps will also be running donation stalls on Wednesday 30th June to help you clear our before moving into your new home – keep an eye out for more details on this soon!


All you need to do is fill up a bin bag with good quality, unwanted items and bring it to one of our stalls:

What can we collect?

  • Clothes and shoes
  • Handbags
  • Jewellery
  • Sports equipment
  • Kitchenware
  • Cutlery, crockery, pots and pans
  • Ornaments
  • Toys and games


  • Bedding, linen (including duvets, pillows etc)

Please ensure that all the items that you are donating are of a good quality standard, which can be of good use to charities.

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

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

For any more information, or if you have lots of items to donate but won’t be able to make it to a collection location, please get in touch with the Community Wardens:

Email – community@guild.bham.ac.uk

Social media - @ilovesellyoak

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