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.
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:
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"
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.
This year, the following organizations will be receiving donated items collected in this effort:
Click here for info about the Spring Move Out Project (SMOP) which happens at the end of May in downtown neighborhoods.