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 (2018)

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 and on the 30th!

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

15th & 29th June

  • Charlotte
  • Maryvale
  • Bournville LaneL
  • Lea House
  • Victoria
  • Oxford Street
  • Regent Street
  • Bond Street

11th & 25th June

  • Gibbins
  • Frederick Road
  • Lodge Hill
  • Rachel Gardens
  • Harborne Lane
  • Harborne Park Road
  • Metchley Hall
  • Rebecca Drive
  • Asbury Overseas House

4th & 18th June

  • Douper Hall
  • Victoria Halls 1, 2
  • Victoria Halls 3
  • Athena Studios
  • Selly Oak Court (329)
  • Recording studios
  • Lottie
  • Elliot
  • Katie 
  • Winnie
  • Gleave
  • Boldmere Terrace  
  • Sturge Close
  • Langleys
  • Oak Tree Lane
  • Grove Avenue

8th & 22nd June

  • Warwards Lane
  • Milner
  • Westminster
  • Umberslade
  • Gristhorpe
  • Cherington
  • Oakfield
  • Selly Park
  • Elmdon
  • BISH (Birmingham International Student Homes)

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
















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