Sam the Minuteman holding a microwave for sale at the New2U tag sale
Sustainability

New2U Sustainable Move-Out Reuse Collection

Event Details


All Residential Areas

Free

Event Website


Contact

Ezra Small

Physical Plant Sustainability

esmall@umass.edu

413-545-0799

This event is on UMASS campus

This event is handicap accessible

The New2U 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 seventh 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 80,000 pounds of items from being sent to a landfill. 

Spring Move-Out Collection

Collection tents will be set up in Southwest, CHC, Central, Northeast, North and Orchard Hill residential areas from May 9 - May 15. Bring your unwanted items to any tent and place them in the appropriate bin/location in the tent. 

New2U collects:

  • 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)

We DO NOT collect the following items:

  • Foam Mattress covers
  • Opened food or drink containers
  • Opened/used toiletries

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).

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.

Fall Move-In Tag Sale 

The New2U Move-In Tag Sale is on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 from 8 AM - 5 PM in the Newman's Center Cafe! 

Check out this video of the tag sale from 2019, students were super excited when the doors finally opened!