Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Pennsylvania State University
Tier2-6: Move-Out Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Shelley McKeague
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Engineering Services
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-out waste?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

Penn State's Trash to Treasure event (T2T)collects donated goods and sells them in a one day sale. The program raises approximately $50,000 for the Centre County United Way and saves more than 60 tons of usable goods from going to a landfill.

Beginning the week before finals, collection bins are placed in residence halls. Specific areas in the dorms are designated for rugs and furniture. The placement of 17 roll offs throughout campus for waste collection is accompanied by the Trash to Treasure Sale (T2T) program. Penn State and United Way volunteers sort the goods and man the sale held at Beaver Stadium.

http://www.green.psu.edu/psuDoing/trashtotreasure.asp
http://www.trashtotreasure.psu.edu/default.shtml


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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