Leave Newcastle Happy is one of the strongest environmental NUSU campaigns, growing each year and creating a positive relationship between NUSU, Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and many local residents. In 2017 a massive 6930 bags collected (226 in 2016) with a value of £124,270.

2018 Campaign

Leave Newcastle Happy returns bigger and better this year. With added locations of British Heart Foundation donation banks we are hoping to get you donating more than ever!

  • Unwanted clothing





    Computer games



    Electrical items


    Cookware and Homeware





    Bikes & helmets

    Dirty and damaged items.

How to Donate

We will be out and about delivering the donation bags soon but please use an everyday plastic bag if you prefer. Fill up your bag, please take as many as you need, and drop it off in one of the donation banks. If you are living in halls you can donate at any of the University-managed residence receptions.


Where You Can Donate (Donation Banks)  

Students’ Union (at the side of the building)


Studley Terrace NE4 5PA (off Nunsmoor Centre car park)


Wretham Place NE2 1XU

Napier Street NE2 1XJ


Cheltenham Terrace NE6 5HR

Hotspur Street NE6 5BH

Heaton Park Road NE6 5PR

Newington Road NE6 5BD


Manor House Road

West Jesmond

Lyndhurst Avenue NE2 3LJ

Brentwood Avenue NE2 3DH

Jesmond Library  NE2 2DL

Rubbish Skips

There will also be rubbish skips located in the main student areas in Jesmond and West Jesmond. This will give you the opportunity to get rid of your household rubbish and will tackle the problem of back lane dumping, something that happens when all of the usual household bins are full. The skips will be in the following back lanes, please make good use of them and help to ‘Leave Newcastle Happy’.


Rubbish Skip Locations

  • Manor House Road NE2 2LU – Monday 4th June
  • Oakland Road NE2 3DR – Tuesday 5th June
  • Cavendish Place  NE2 2NH – Wednesday 6th June
  • Ashleigh Grove  NE2 3DJ – Thursday 7th June
  • Devonshire Place  NE2 2NB – Friday 8th – Monday 11th June
  • Sunbury Ave NE2 3HE – Friday 8th June – Monday 11th June
  • Hazelwood Ave NE2 3HU – Monday 11th June
  • Queen’s Road NE2 2PQ – Tuesday 12th June
  • Bayswater Road  NE2 3HS – Wednesday 13th June

Litter Picks 

Volunteer in one of the end of term litter picks to help us ‘Leave Newcastle Happy'. 

Student and staff Community litter picks are an important part of the campaign and can help you give back to the city we all love! Volunteering is a fantastic way to meet others, get out of the classroom or office and enjoy the sunshine (fingers crossed) but perhaps most importantly; volunteering is proven to improve mood and lower stress levels.

We supply all of the equipment but please be sure to bring a drink, waterproof and suitable shoes. 


Litter picks dates and meeting points (we estimate a finish time of 2pm)

Monday 4th June, 11am Manor House Road (Francesca’s restaurant)

Tuesday 5th June, 11am Acorn Road (Tesco)

Wednesday 6th June, 11am Manor House Road (Jesmond Cricket Club)

Thursday 7th June, 11am Brentwood Ave (Arlos)

Friday 8th June, 11am Acorn Road (Tesco)

Tuesday 12th June, 11am Osborne Road (Pizza Express)

Wednesday 13th June, 11am Lonsdale Terrace (The Lonsdale)