Recycling & Waste Management

UVM Student Move-Out Program

Student Move Out Info 2013

Donate your unwanted stuff during the last week of school - reduce the amount of waste you send to a landfill while helping out local non-profit groups. Last year, our program collected almost five tons-- that's 10,000 pounds-- of clothing, bedding, food, toiletries and household items.

On-Campus Students:

Donate your unwanted stuff right in your residence hall lobby!  During Finals Week, look for the large collection barrels which were set up by UVM Recycling staff. We will pick up these items each day and consolidate them in a central storage area. Your donated items are then given to various community-based non-profit organizations. This keeps useful stuff out of the trash, and directs it for reuse by others.

Please sort your donations into these 4 categories:

  • Clothing
    All items must be clean. Please bundle or tie shoes together so they don't lose each other! 

  • Blankets & Linens
    All items must be clean. Includes towels, linens, bedding, pillows, etc.

  • Food and Toiletries
    Must be un-opened packages. No perishables please.

  • Small Household Items
    Includes dishes, baskets, lamps, art supplies, school supplies, pots and pans, vases, brooms, small appliances, toasters, decorations, etc. Please wrap fragile and glass items in newspaper! NO SHARP KNIVES.

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Got Books to Donate?

The UVM Honor Society is collecting books in most residence hall locations to benefit Better World Books. Look for specially marked boxes for "Better World Books"



Got BIG Stuff?! Like Furniture?

Bring larger, heavy and bulky items such as couches, rugs, carpets, cement blocks, appliances, refrigerators, microwaves, lamps & furniture to the OUTSIDE "Take It or Leave It" spots. These areas will be marked with this sign.

These "Take it or Leave it" areas will be set up for the week of Monday May 6 - Saturay May 11, 2013

Please roll up rugs and carpets neatly! And, please set your stuff outside EARLY IN THE DAY.... as anything left outside after sundown might be picked up as trash. 

Collection trucks from ReSOURCE, Habitat for Humanity and other agencies will be making the rounds on Thursday and Friday to pick up useful furniture. Other community organizations and individuals are also allowed to remove and salvage stuff from these designated "Take it of Leave it" areas.

Check the Map for the "Take it or Leave it" spot nearest your Dorm

View UVM "Take it or Leave it" Areas in a larger map

Which Agencies Benefit from your Donations?


 This year, the following organizations will be receiving donated items collected in this effort:

Live Off-Campus or Downtown?

Click here for info about the Spring Move Out Project (SMOP) which happens at the end of May in downtown neighborhoods.

Last modified April 23 2013 11:38 AM

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