If you are moving out of your private/rented house at the end of term, we’ve got lots of tips on the Essentials guide to help you move without hassle. Good luck with your move!


Need help getting your deposit back?
Take a look at RUSU’s housing advice for help on your inventory, your deposit and how to pay your final bills.
Too much waste?
You can be fined up to £300 if you leave waste outside your house, even in black bin bags. Your landlord may also keep your deposit.

Make sure your rubbish fits into your bins and if you have extra waste, organise a bulky waste collection from Reading Council or take it to the tip.

If you live in Earley, find out recycling and bulky waste collection information on the Wokingham Council website.

Where to recycle?

1. Bottles / glass
Remember bottle banks fill up fast. Recycle your bottles across Reading:

  • Palmer Park Stadium car park – RG6 1LF
  • Erleigh Rd – outside the Fruit Bat – RG1 5LY
  • Erleigh Rd – by the electric substation – RG1 5NN
  • Mount St car park, off Whitley St – RG2 0BD
  • Cintra Park car park, Northumberland Ave – RG2 7PS
  • Homebase car park, Forbury Road – RG1 3DH
  • Sidmouth Street, near the canal – RG1 4QY
  • Orts Road – RG1 3JL

Recycling information in Earley is on the Wokingham Council website

  1. Unwanted items, including clothing, books, DVDs, kitchenware, stationery

British Heart Foundation red donation banks are located in halls across campus. Use the bags delivered to your house or collect from the hall reception. No duvets or sharp knives please.

  • Northcourt Group: Benyon Hall and Sherfield Hall
  • Park Group: Childs Hall, Dunsden Hall, Windsor Hall, Mackinder Hall and Stenton bike sheds
  • Redlands group: Bridges Hall, St Georges Hall, Wantage Hall, Wessex Hall

The British Heart Foundation have raised £1.5million by working with Universities to sell unwanted items in their local shops. Some of this money funds life-saving research at the University of Reading.