Leave Newcastle Happy is one of NUSU’s strongest environmental campaigns, growing each year and creating a positive relationship between students, NUSU, Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and many local residents. In 2018 a massive 17,911 bags were collected with a value of £250,754 and diverted 143 tonnes from landfill.
Cookware and Homeware
DUVETS or PILLOWS.
Bikes & helmets
Dirty and damaged items.
How to Donate
Pick up a donation bag or use an everyday plastic bag if you prefer. Fill up your bag, take as many as you need, and drop it off in one of the 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
Lyndhurst Avenue NE2 3LJ
Brentwood Avenue NE2 3DH
Jesmond Library NE2 2DL
- 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
As well as donating in the British Heart Foundation donation banks, look out for the rubbish skips located in Jesmond and West Jesmond. Get rid of your household rubbish and any items that are not suitable for donation. The skips will be in the following back lanes during the weekend after exams – 7th June until Mon 11th June or Tues12th June. These can be found on:
Bayswater Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 3HR
Cavendish Pl, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2NH
Devonshire Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2NB
Forsyth Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 3DB
Manor House Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2LY
Queen's Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2PJ
Sunbury Ave, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 3HD
Remember to use your blue recycling bin for mixed dry recycling and black caddy for glass. Check out what can go in the bin www.newcastle.gov.uk/recycle
An important part of leaving the city happy is the community litter picks that happen throughout the last two weeks of term. The aim is to encourage recycling, and to reinforce all of the work by the University and Students’ Union with our local community to encourage positive relationships.
Litter is one of the challenges of city living, and when thousands of students are leaving their rented accommodation in a short space of time it is easy for rubbish to pile up.
Each tidy up event will start at 11am and lasts for around three hours. Please wear suitable clothing, but you will be given all other equipment that you will need, including gloves.
Dates and meeting points:
Monday 3rd June – 11am, Francesca’s Restaurant, Manor House Road, NE2 2LU
Tuesday 4th June – 11am, Tesco’s, Acorn Road, NE2 2DJ
Friday 7th June - 11am, Francesca’s Restaurant, Manor House Road, NE2 2LU
Monday 10th June - 11am, Tesco’s, Acorn Road, NE2 2DJ
Tuesday 11th June – 11am, Arlo’s, Brentwood Avenue, NE2 3DT
Thursday 13th June – 11am, Francesca’s Restaurant, Manor House Road, NE2 2LU
If you would like to join us for one of the Community Litter Picks, please email Kay or you can meet us there.