Want to change the world while you're at uni or college?

We suggest starting with your bins!

If you and a group of friends are looking for a fundraising challenge that will help clean up the planet, protect its poorest people, and provide jobs in vulnerable, marginalised communities, you’re in the right place.

Idea #1
Litter picking

A sponsored waste walk or litter-pick is a fun way to serve your local community, care for creation and raise funds for a Bin Twin. Here are our top tips…

Idea #2
Plastic-free picnic

In a safe way that complies with the government’s guidelines on social distancing, how about having a plastic-free meal together? Choose a date and challenge everyone to bring along their own food and utensils that does NOT include any single-use plastics (that means no cling film, plastic bags, plastic cutlery, plastic straws or disposable cups, no crisp packets or plastic sweet/chocolate wrappers). Here are some top tips on how to be plastic-free.

Idea #3
Set up shop

Sell, sell, sell all those unwanted items uncovered in lockdown, or use your creative skills to make and trade. Plants, keyrings, face masks…

Idea #4
Brave the shave

Get buzzing to raise some cash. Film and post your head shave online for maximum support.

Idea #5
Go the distance

Set yourself a sporty challenge: you could run, cycle or pogo for the planet… or, if you want to combine jogging with litter-picking, it’s apparently called plogging – and that might be a really great way to raise enough for a Bin Twin (or two)!

Idea #6
Give up something 

What’s your guilty pleasure? Crisps? Chocolate? Doughnuts? Give them all up for a week and donate the money you save.

Next steps

Step 1: Choose your fundraiser

Step 2: Raise funds

Step 3: Pay in the funds via our Donate area or direct to our bank account

Paying direct to our bank

Donations can be made online via a BACS transfer:

Account name      Bin Twinning

Bank                        Barclays

Account                  53798860

Sort code                20-00-00

Please get in touch if you would like to talk through your fundraising ideas: email [email protected] or call 0300 303 3053 (9am and 5pm Monday to Friday).

Every £45 you raise will twin a bin with a sustainable project that is collecting people’s rubbish, disposing of it safely, recycling as much as possible, and promoting waste reduction.

We want to make sure that all your fundraising efforts are Covid-19 safe and within local guidelines, so please make sure you check and conform to up-to-date guidelines for your locality.