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Sustainability

New2U Sustainable Move-Out Collection


                         

Event Details

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 17, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 20, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


All Residential Areas



Free

Event Website


Contact

Ezra Small

Physical Plant Sustainability

esmall@umass.edu

413-230-9719

The New2U Sustainable Move-Out Collection and Move-In Tag Sale is a waste reduction program run by students and staff and supported by Facilities & Campus Services and many other partners across the campus. Volunteers and campus staff collect unwanted items like clothing, futons, lamps, and TVs  during Move-Out, and resell these items during a Move-In tag sale. Now in it's ninth year, New2U is able to sell thousands of new or gently used items back to students, faculty, and staff at affordable prices! Since the program's inception, New2U has been able to divert over 100,000 pounds of items from being sent to a landfill. 

Volunteer for New2U Collection

New2U relies on YOU to be successful every year.  We need all hands on deck!  Sign up for a minimum of just one volunteer shift at our New2U Collection and receive a sweet new t-shirt, a $20 voucher to the fall tag-sale, community service hours, and meet cool people and have fun!  SIGN-UP HERE,

Move-Out Collection - Spring 2024

HAMPDEN COMMONS: New this year, students in Southwest can bring their donations to Hampden Commons on the concourse (across the 2nd floor lobby from the Hampden Art Gallery). 

Hampden Hours of Operation for Accepting Donations:
Tuesday, May 14, noon-5pm
Wednesday May 15, 9am-5pm
Thursday May 16, 9am-5pm
Friday May 17, 9am-6pm
CLOSED DURING COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND
Monday May 20, 9am-12pm
*Outside of these hours during evenings or over Commencement weekend, students can donate items at the SW Horseshoe Collection Tent.

COLLECTION TENTS: Collection tents will be set up in Southwest (Horseshoe only), CHC, Central, Northeast, North Apts. and Orchard Hill residential areas. Bring your unwanted items to any tent and place them in the appropriate bin/location in the tent. 

Tent Hours of Operation for Accepting Donations:
Tents will remain open for donations between Tuesday, May 14 to Tuesday, May 21.

Locations:
Southwest Horseshoe Collection Tent
CHC: Birch/Maple Tent
Central (2): Wheeler Tent and Baker Tent
Northeast: NE Quad Tent
North Apartments: A/B Tent
Orchard Hill: Dickinson/Webster Tent
Sylvan: Sylvan Quad Tent
 

DONATIONS:

New2U collects/accepts the following items:

 

  • Furniture
  • Room décor (including decorative pillows)
  • Storage (bins/drawers/shelves)
  • Electronics
  • Small appliances
  • Clothing, linens, and shoes (in any condition)
  • Accessories
  • Area rugs
  • Books
  • School/Office supplies
  • Kitchenware/dishes
  • Cleaning supplies (brooms/dustpans, etc.)
  • Cleaning products (unopened)
  • Non-perishable food (unopened)
  • Bath & toiletry items (unopened)
  • Foam Mattress Covers (dry)

We DO NOT collect the following items:

  • Opened food or drink containers
  • Opened/used toiletries
  • Mattresses
  • Soiled/damaged rugs
  • Anything that is broken

What happens to the donations and when is the Tag-Sale?

Donations are collected, stored, sorted, cleaned, tested throughout the summer months by paid student workers and then sold at the New2U Move-In Tag Sale. Items that cannot be resold are donated to local community survival centers, thrift-stores or trashed (last resort).  Foam mattress toppers and textiles are donated to recycling vendor partners.  Foam mattress toppers are turned into carpet pads.

Donations Outside of New2U

You can donate your clothing, linens, and shoes on campus to the Baystate Textile Boxes located in by Brooks Hall in Central and Hampden in Southwest.

 

Move-In Tag Sale - Fall 2024

The 2024 New2U Tag Sale will take place in Hampden Commons New2U Thriftstore (opening in Fall) on Saturday, August 31, 2024 from 8 AM - 5 PM.