Move Out: ON Campus
The annual “Give & Go Donation Drive” is being held in all the Campus Residence Halls during student move out. This extensive reuse program only happens because of a great partnership with The Environmental Center, Housing & Dining Services, and Salvation Army.
Here are a few details:
- When to donate:
- 5/1-5/12 (Bear Creek apartments go until 5/15)
- Where to donate:
- In your lobby or common area… look for the “Give & Go” station
- What to donate:
- Clothing, Bedding, Electronics, Fans, Lamps, Mirrors, Storage, Sporting Equipment, Non Perishable Food, Personal Care Products
- Nothing broken, stained, soiled, or gross.
- No trash, recycling, or compost
- Make sure to RECYCLE CORRECTLY during Move Out!
- Bring recycling to the correct area… DO NOT leave in donation area
- Salvation Army
- Emergency Family Assistance Association
- Non Perishable Food and Personal Care Products
- Globe Med at CU
Facts from “Give & Go” last year:
- Total items diverted from the landfill: 27.69 tons (55,280 lbs)
- Reusable Items: 26 tons (51,994 lbs)
- Non Perishable Food: 1.3 tons (2,258 lbs)
- Personal Care Products: 0.56 tons (1,128 lbs)
- Spare Change collected: $144.83
- Going to help fund sustainability projects in Nepal through GlobMed at CU
Move Out: OFF Campus
Students living off campus have many convenient options to donate any reusable items to Thrift Stores throughout the City of Boulder.
Benefits of donating your unwanted items:
- Give your things a second life with someone who can really use them
- Reduce items going to the landfill (which is a permanent grave)
- Reduce the need to create/purchase brand new items (saves LOTS of resources)
- Reduce the waste and mess of items in the alley ways and trash areas across town
- Avoid violating Boulder’s Trash Ordinance, which could lead to fines of up to $1000 for:
- Improper disposal of your trash or personal belongings (couches, TVs, etc)
- Failing to use bear-proof waste bins
- Improper storage of waste
- If you sell your items on Craig’s List or another venue, you can make a bit of money too
Use this list of common thrift stores to find a location near you and give your items a second life:
We are doing our summer bike storage again. Drop off on May 11-12 at Will Vill and Kitt and May 8-12 at the UMC. We will then return the bikes the first week of school at the UMC.