Donate! Or: A smart twist on moving out for the summer

Girl placing donation goods into box.

For the Spring Semester move-out, we partner with St. Vincent DePaul of Green Bay for a collection drive. Bins are set up in the common areas of most buildings for students to donate the items they no longer want – whether clothes, kitchen goods, furniture, books, stuffed animals (yes, there have been a few!).

In the last two years, students have donated over 2.5 tons of goods to help support local thrift shop programs and community services in Green Bay! Unopened food goods such as soup, pasta, coffees or teas, and other edibles are collected and provided to Paul’s Pantry for redistribution to those in need.

So when you move out, there are many better options to find new homes for your ‘stuff’ than to just pitch it into the garbage bin. Take a few extra minutes to keep reusable materials out of the landfill and be proud when you leave for the summer or for good that you’ve helped keep EcoU green.

The following items can be donated in 2015: Clothing, Other Textiles, Kitchen items, Shoes, Books, other household items. Non-perishable food items will also be collected again this year and donated to Paul’s Pantry of St. Vincent DePaul. These items can be placed in the bins labeled accordingly.

NO Televisions or other electronics please. In 2015, no electronic appliances can be donated. Instead, the Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department will accept these and many other items. Please refer to their website for more information:

Donation stations are located at:
Community Center, Mailroom Lobby
Pamperin, 1st Floor Lounge
Thompson, 1st Floor Lounge
Liebl, 1st Floor Lounge
Haevers, 1st Floor Lounge
Robishaw, 1st Floor Lobby
Harden, 1st Floor Lobby
Downham Hall, 1st Floor Lobby

Container with donated materials

Scheduled pick-ups will take place on Friday, May 15th and the final pick-up will occur on Monday, May 18th.

Sponsored by Residence Green Life Committee, UWGB Sustainability and St. Vincent DePaul of Green Bay. If you have any questions, please contact John Gerow of Residence Life.