Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.45
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2012
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Cornell University
Tier2-6: Move-Out Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Spring Buck
R5 Manager
Facilities Operations
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-out waste?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

Dump & Run is Cornell’s annual campus-wide waste-reduction and recycling program to reduce move-out waste. Student and staff volunteers collect items students might otherwise throw away when leaving campus in May, sort and organize the collected items over the summer, and resell them at a large community sale when students return in August.

Items are collected from both university owned residence halls and apartments, as well privately owned apartments and houses. Items collected include clothing, shoes, organizational units, working appliances and electronics, furniture, sporting items, coat hangers, decorations, new toiletries, non-perishable food, text books, etc.

Proceeds from each Dump & Run sale are donated to local nonprofit organizations. In spring 2010, Dump & Run volunteers helped collect approximately 22 tons of reusable items, and raised more than $41,000 at the August 21-22 sale.

Since Cornell's Dump & Run program began in 2003, the university's program has contributed nearly $200,000 to Ithaca-area charities, and donated many tons of reusable goods to local human service agencies.

Dump & Run is organized by Cornell students, with support from Campus Life. Cornell's program is modeled after a national program; visit www.dumpandrun.org for more information.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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