|Submission Date||Feb. 13, 2013|
OP-T2-43: Move-Out Waste Reduction
Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-out waste?:
A brief description of the program:
The Office of Residence Life, along with several student groups, has several move-out recycling programs intended to reduce waste. One of these programs was the “Don’t Dump, Donate” campaign which collected clothing, non-perishable food, school supplies and text books for donation. Most of the donations went to Campus Kitchens, the Hunger Task Force, and the Salvation Army. Clothes went to St. Vincent De Paul.
The student group Students for an Environmentally Active Campus held a furniture pick-up program in spring 2012. Upon request, the students would pick-up unwanted furniture and donate it to Habitat for Humanity.
The Green Builder’s Club ran a pilot project in Cobeen Hall in spring 2012 adding several recycling bins to each floor during the move-out period. This program was deemed successful and was able to capture additional recyclables that would normally be thrown away.
The website URL where information about the program is available:
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