Green Way to Move Out
Learn how to save money, donate useable items, and more!
Annual Move-Out Collection for the Residence Halls
- Save $ (room charges for residents, waste hauler fees for college)
- Make moving out easier
- Redirect unwanted, useful items to those that can use them
2018 Collection Statistics:
- Three box-truck loads full of clothing and household items donated to Goodwill & ReSource
- 555 pounds of food were donated to the Food Shelf
- Over 1,000 pounds of books donated to Better World Books or current textbooks saved for Champlain students in need
What you can do:
- Be thoughtful and mindful in your move-out time. We all are ready for summer break—if we work together, we can get there quickly without trashing the campus (and planet), and help out those in need who can use the stuff we no longer want.
- Educate yourself about what can be collected for donation. Collection bins will be out in the halls during finals week. There will also be an area for large items (furniture, appliances, etc.) under the McDonald archway during finals and senior week. Transportation of large items may be available (call 802-865-5449 to arrange).
- Clothes, Bedding, Linens, Towels, Blankets, etc.—anything without major stains, holes, etc.
- Shoes & boots—ok as long as they come in pairs
- Food—anything that has not been opened or is not perishable
- Toiletries & Cleaning Supplies—even if opened, these can be used by local organizations
- Household items such as dishes, baskets, lamps, pots & pans, brooms, decorations, hangers, bathroom totes, shelving, storage boxes, etc.—should be in general working order, not majorly damaged
- School & Arts supplies, including book bags & backpacks—half used notebooks? Half a package of envelopes? Sharpened pencils? All fine.
- Books—we can take pretty much anything that still has a cover and isn't wet, ripped, etc. Recycle otherwise.
- Plants—we'll find a home for them if they are still living
- Appliances & Electronics—if in working or repairable order, we can take them. Should be generally clean (no moldy food in fridges, please)
- Furniture—if not majorly stained, damaged, or with holes, (and known to be bed-bug free), we can take these.
- What we cannot accept: open food, broken or damaged items, foam mattress pads, bed pillows
- Remember to recycle! All paper, cardboard, empty glass & plastic bottles and containers, cans, etc. can and should be recycled in the recycling dumpsters outside of each residence hall. Batteries and electronics SHOULD NOT GO in the trash, but into the e-waste collection bins found in each hall. If there is a lot of food waste, people can bring it to the compost bins behind the IDX center, by the loading dock. Need a refresher on what can be recycled? See the Sort it Out guidelines.
- Have uneeded prescription drugs? Dispose of them properly. See more information here.
Summary of the 2019 Move-Out Collection Dates:
Monday, April 29 -Sunday, May 5: Collection bins available in residence halls; area for large usable items under the McDonald archway; large dumpster behind Summit Hall for large items (trash).
Saturday, May 6: Eco-Reps and other volunteers around to help with collection items and recycling.
Want to help? Sign up here to volunteer!
Our Partners in this effort include:
- Better World Books
- Chittenden Solid Waste District
- Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf
Live in downtown Burlington and moving out?
Take advantage of the annual Spring Move-Out Project (SMOP)!
2019 Date is Thursday, May 23rd from 11 am - 3 pm ONLY!
Two locations: Loomis St. and lower Buell St., downtown Burlington
Free Recycling & Swap (trash costs cash).
Want to help with the event? Click here to visit the EventBrite Signup page.
Brought to you by the Community Coalition: Champlain College, UVM Office of Student & Community Relations, UVM SGA, Burlington Code Enforcement, Casella, Myers, ReSource, and CSWD
Moving out of your office?
Office Clean Out Tips:
- Think carefully about what items (e.g., furniture, files) you'll need in your new space, and what items you'll leave behind. Avoid moving items only to throw them away once you get there.
- Identify any furniture, equipment, or other large items to be picked up by Physical Plant. Please submit a work order to schedule a pickup.
- Got old files and papers? Submit a work order to get an extra recycling bin that can be used for paper recycling.
- Try to use up any extra office supplies before your move.
Special Items to Separate for Reuse & Recycling:
Many items can be reused or recycled. As you pack up your office, please take the time to separate the following categories, and avoid the temptation to toss everything in one big trash bag. Clearly label all items and boxes, and stage them in a manner for the Physical Plant or Sustain Champlain crew to pick up after you've submitted your work order through SchoolDude.
|CATEGORY||WHAT TO DO WITH...|
|Books||Set these aside in a sturdy box for book collection.|
|Office Supplies||Box unwanted, small office supplies and label "office supplies" and request the pickup as part of your work order, to go to the Swap Shop in Skiff Hall.|
|Computers & Electronic Waste (floppy disks, CD's, VHS tapes, etc.)||Items like old monitors, keyboards and speakers must be kept separate from other equipment, as they go to a special "e-waste" recycling facility. Please pile all computer-related items in one area, tag as "e-waste" and include this in your work order.|
|Scrap Metal||Small metal items like shelving brackets, wire, broken staplers, etc can be recycled as "scrap metal". Keep these in a separate box and include this in your work order.|
Be sure to refer to the detailed recycling guidelines page for more information on what can be recycled and how to do it.
FOR MORE ASSISTANCE
Contact us ahead of time before your big clean out. We'll even do a "walk through" of your area to point out what can be recycled and reused.
Thanks to UVM Recycling for adapted content.