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Goodwill NOT Landfill

Every year UW Oshkosh diverts landfill waste by collecting unwanted items from students living in resident halls and donating them to organizations that will re-purpose/resell the items. For the past three years UW Oshkosh's Residence Life has been partnering with Goodwill for the event called Goodwill NOT Landfill. During this Move Out Event unwanted food has also been collected and taken to the Oshkosh Food Pantry.

The Goodwill NOT Landfill aimed at encouraging students who are moving out of the residence halls to donate unwanted gently used furniture and clothing and unused food items to Goodwill instead of throwing the items away.

The small items and food will be collected inside every residence hall the second week in May. Donation locations vary by site.

Last year's Spring Move Out Day Drive diverted more than one ton worth of items to Goodwill. This year, the goal is to double the amount collected.

Move Out Week's Pounds Collected Every Year
Year     2013              2014               2015            
Total Pounds  2,000 2,800 5,280

 

Read the UWO Today story about the 2013 event.

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